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Diocese of Lisala

Dioecesis Lisalaensis

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  • Ernest Ngboko Ngombe, C.I.C.M., Bishop
  • Louis Nkinga Bondala, C.I.C.M., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 10 November 1959
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 67,674 (26,139 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Évêché de Lisala, c/o Procure Sainte Anne, B.P. 1800, Kinshasa 1, Rep. Democratique du Congo
  • Telephone: (081)725.11.82; (084)235.53.11

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Nouvelle-Anvers
3 April 1919ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Nouvelle-Anvers (erected)
11 February 1924Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nouvelle-Anvers Prefecture Apostolic of Tsuapa (erected)
28 July 1926Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nouvelle-Anvers Prefecture Apostolic of Basankusu (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Lisala
27 January 1936Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Nouvelle-Anvers Vicariate Apostolic of Lisala
14 June 1951Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Basankusu
Vicariate Apostolic of Lisala
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville
Prefecture Apostolic of Isangi (erected)
Diocese of Lisala
10 November 1959ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Lisala Diocese of Lisala
25 November 1964Territory LostDiocese of Lisala Diocese of Budjala (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Lisala
Diocese of Lisala

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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