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Archdiocese of Kisangani

Archidioecesis Kisanganiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Marcel Utembi Tapa, Archbishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 30 May 1966
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 150,123 (57,985 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archeveche, Av. Mpolo 10/b, B.P. 505, Kisangani, Rep. Democratique du Congo
  • Telephone: (081)200.67.15; (098)50.37.14
  • Fax: 00873-761-608-336

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Stanley Falls
3 August 1904ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Stanley Falls (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley Falls
10 March 1908ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Stanley Falls Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley Falls
9 April 1934Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Stanley Falls Mission "Sui Iuris" of Beni nel Congo Belga {Belgian Congo} (erected)
10 March 1949Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Stanley Falls Vicariate Apostolic of Wamba (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville
10 March 1949Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Stanley Falls Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville
14 June 1951Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Basankusu
Vicariate Apostolic of Lisala
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville
Prefecture Apostolic of Isangi (erected)
23 April 1956Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kongolo
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville
Vicariate Apostolic of Kindu (erected)
Archdiocese of Stanley-ville
10 November 1959ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville Archdiocese of Stanley-ville
Archdiocese of Kisangani
30 May 1966Name ChangedArchdiocese of Stanley-ville Archdiocese of Kisangani

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville
1950132,666442,75030.0%690961,381179719ap1951
Archdiocese of Stanley-ville
Archdiocese of Kisangani
1970230,000557,30041.3%938474,893645124ap1971
1980294,000800,00036.8%847555,345756832ap1981
1990458,881970,00047.3%2363865,33512511840ap1991
1997575,0201,265,00045.5%3457916,318949939ap2002

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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