Roman Catholic Diocese of Luebo

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Diocese of Luebo
Dioecesis Lueboensis
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan Kananga
Area 32,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2002)
1,200,000 (60.0%)
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Pierre-Célestin Tshitoko Mamba

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Luebo (Latin: Lueboën(sis) ) is a diocese located in the city of Luebo in the Ecclesiastical province of Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Of particular importance is the Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kanundowi who, after studying at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (1971) has lent his service in various apostolic Nunciature, from 1982 to 1987 and 'was second secretary of Blessed John Paul 2 today in history the church and 'the only African ever having been secretary of the Pope in 1988, and was ordained Archbishop of Luebo by Blessed John Paul 2

of 2003 is canon of the patriarchal basilica of San Pietro in Vatican


  • Bishops of Luebo (Latin Rite)
    • Bishop Pierre-Célestin Tshitoko Mamba (since 2006.01.07)
    • Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kanundowi (1987.12.10 – 2003.08.14)1982-1987 Second Secretary particular of Blessed John Paul 2, and now 'the only African in the history of the church to be secretary of the Pope,since 2003 is canon of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican

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