Roman Catholic Diocese of Owando

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Diocese of Owando
Dioecesis Ouandoensis
Country Republic of the Congo
Ecclesiastical province Brazzaville
Metropolitan Brazzaville
Area 113,250 km2 (43,730 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
250,756 (47.8%)
Parishes 24
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
  • 21 December 1950 (Vicariate Apostolic of Fort-Rousset)
  • 14 September 1955 (Diocese of Fort-Rousset)
  • 3 December 1977 (Diocese of Owando)
Secular priests 32
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Victor Abagna Mossa
Metropolitan Archbishop Anatole Milandou

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Owando (Latin: Ouandoën(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Owando in the Ecclesiastical province of Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo.

Bishop Victor Abagna Mossa was born in 1946 in Makoua near Owando in northern Republic of Congo. He studied philosophy and theology and was ordained priest in 1974 Owando. He was professor and director include the small seminar Makoua then vicar general of the diocese of Owando, parish priest of St. John Vianney of Ewo then Boundji.

Chaplain of the Centre Hospitalier Regional in Namur (Belgium), director of the Sacred Heart Parish, St. Charles and Vedrin Comogne. Monsignor Abagna Mossa newly was appointed pastor of Belgrade (Namur). Monsignor Abagna Mossa arrived at Namur in 1999 through collaboration with one of his former collaborator from Namur always devoted to African causes: Xavier Hermand.

The Diocese of Owando can now count on the valuable experience and effective support from Mr. HERMAND whose commitment in many development activities in Congo and Makoua in particular is well known.


  • December 21, 1950: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Fort-Rousset from Apostolic Vicariate of Brazzaville
  • September 14, 1955: Promoted as Diocese of Fort-Rousset
  • December 3, 1977: Renamed as Diocese of Owando


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Coordinates: 0°28′51″S 15°54′07″E / 0.4809°S 15.9020°E / -0.4809; 15.9020