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Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu

Dioecesis Kalemiensis-Kirunguensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 22 August 1972
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Lubumbashi
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 72,287 (27,920 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, 6, Av. de la Revolution, Ville de Kalemie, B.P. 475, Kalemie-Katanga, Rep. Democratique du Congo
  • Telephone: (081)03.46.644

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore}
11 January 1887ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Tanganyika Vicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Unianyembé (erected) ((or 30 Dec 1886))
26 December 1929Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore} (Kivu) Vicariate Apostolic of Kivu (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville
11 July 1939Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore} Vicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville
10 January 1952Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville (Northern region)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kivu (Shabunda, Mwenga, and Fizi)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kasongo (erected)
10 January 1952Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville (Boundaries adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kivu (Boundaries adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville (Boundaries adjusted)
20 December 1954Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville (Pweto) Prefecture Apostolic of Lac Moero
Diocese of Baudouinville
10 November 1959ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville Diocese of Baudouinville
24 April 1971Territory LostDiocese of Baudouinville
Diocese of Kilwa
Diocese of Kongolo
Diocese of Manono (erected) (Manono and Malemba-Nkulu)
Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu
22 August 1972Name ChangedDiocese of Baudouinville Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville
Diocese of Baudouinville
Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 31, Page 401, and Page 402
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 44, Page 435
  • Diocese of Baudouinville
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 52, Page 372, to Page 377
  • Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 64, Page 559, and Page 560


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