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Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-Kinshasa

Also known as: Demokratische Republik Kongo (Deutsch), República Democrática del Congo (español), la République démocratique du Congo (français), Repubblica Democratica del Congo (Italiano), Demokratyczna Republika Konga (polski), República Democrática do Congo (Português), 民主剛果 (正體中文), コンゴ民主共和国 (日本語), Respublica Democratica Congensis (latine)

Formerly: Zaire, Belgian Congo

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Capital: Kinshasa

Population: 58,318,000

Area: 2,267,600 km²

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception

Religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs 10%

Languages: French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba

Motto: Justice – Paix – Travail (French) (Justice, Peace, Work)

Neighbouring Countries: Angola Angola, ← Congo-Brazzaville Congo-Brazzaville, ↑ Central African Republic Central African Republic, ↗ South Sudan South Sudan, ↗ Uganda Uganda, → Rwanda Rwanda, → Burundi Burundi, → Tanzania Tanzania, ↘ Zambia Zambia


Circumscriptions (47): Metr. Archdioceses (6), Dioceses (41)


Roman Rite (47): Basankusu, Bokungu–Ikela, Boma, Bondo, Budjala, Bukavu, Bunia, Buta, Butembo-Beni, Doruma–Dungu, Goma, Idiofa, Inongo, Isangi, Isiro–Niangara, Kabinda, Kalemie–Kirungu, Kamina, Kananga, Kasongo, Kenge, Kikwit, Kilwa–Kasenga, Kindu, Kinshasa, Kisangani, Kisantu, Kole, Kolwezi, Kongolo, Lisala, Lolo, Lubumbashi, Luebo, Lwiza, Mahagi–Nioka, Manono, Matadi, Mbandaka–Bikoro, Mbujimayi, Molegbe, Mweka, Popokabaka, Sakania–Kipushi, Tshumbe, Uvira, Wamba


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (75)Monsengwo Pasinya (75) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (53), Basilicas Basilicas (1), National Shrines National Shrines (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Democratic Republic of Congo Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (66)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale Nationale du Congo (CENCO) Link Bishop Nicolas Djomo Lola (70)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association des Conférences Episcopales de l’Afrique Centrale (A.C.E.A.C.) Archbishop Simon Ntamwana (68)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (56)


as of 2014.10.30

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