Roman Catholic Diocese of Sumbe

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sumbe (Latin: Dioecesis Sumbensis) is a diocese located in the city of Sumbe in the Ecclesiastical province of Luanda in Angola.

History[edit]

  • August 10, 1975: Established as Diocese of Ngunza from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda
  • February 3, 1977: Renamed as Diocese of Novo Redondo
  • October 22, 2006: Renamed as Diocese of Sumbe

Special churches[edit]

The Cathedral of the diocese is Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Conception Cathedral) in Sumbe.

Bishops[edit]

Ordinaries, in reverse chronological order[edit]

  • Bishops of Sumbe (Roman rite), below
    • Bishop Luzizil Kiala (2013.05.21 – 2021.09.29), appointed Archbishop of Malanje
    • Bishop Benedito Roberto, C.S.Sp. (2006.10.22 – 2012.05.19), appointed Archbishop of Malanje; see below
  • Bishops of Novo Redondo (Roman rite), below
  • Bishop of Ngunza (Roman rite), below
    • Bishop Zacarias Kamwenho (1975.08.10 – 1977.02.03); see above

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 11°12′06″S 13°50′09″E / 11.2017°S 13.8358°E / -11.2017; 13.8358