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Diocese of

Bokungu–Ikela

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 42,000 km²

Population: 253,196 Catholics (34.3% of 738,212 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mbandaka–Bikoro

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 15 parishes, 21 priests (18 diocesan, 3 religious), 44 lay religious (14 brothers, 30 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bokungu–Ikela (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (58)Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (58)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.11.12 – 2018.02.06)

Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (58)Bishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (58) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2004.11.22 – 2016.11.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)
Vice-President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo

Les grâces du Seigneur sont avec nous

Born:1960.01.24 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1988.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:2005.03.06

Bishop of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa) (2004.11.22 – 2016.11.12)

Apostolic Administrator of Kole (Congo-Kinshasa) (2008.10.30 – 2015.05.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Mbandaka–Bikoro (Congo-Kinshasa) (2016.03.05 – 2016.11.12)

Vice-President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo (2016.06.24 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mbandaka–Bikoro (Congo-Kinshasa) (2016.11.12 – 2018.02.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa) (2016.11.12 – 2018.02.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa) (2018.02.06 – 2018.11.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa) (2018.11.01 – ...)

Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku (69)Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku (69)Permalink
(1993.12.06 – 2001.11.09)

Bishop of Basankusu (Congo-Kinshasa)

Sapientia et fortitude eius

Born:1949.08.15 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1978.08.20
Consecrated Bishop:1994.03.20

Bishop of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa) (1993.12.06 – 2001.11.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Basankusu (Congo-Kinshasa) (1998 – 2001.11.09)

Bishop of Basankusu (Congo-Kinshasa) (2001.11.09 – ...)

Archbishop Joseph Kumuondala MbimbaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1991.10.11 – 1993)

Bishop Joseph Kumuondala Mbimba (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1982.03.18 – 1991.10.11)

Born:1941 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1969.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1981.06.07
Died:2016.03.06 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Simidicca (1980.11.29 – 1982.03.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa) (1980.11.29 – 1982.03.18)

Bishop of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa) (1982.03.18 – 1991.10.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa) (1991.10.11 – 1993)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mbandaka–Bikoro (Congo-Kinshasa) (1991.10.11 – 2016.03.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Molegbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (1997 – 1998.06.27)

Bishop Joseph Weigl, M.S.C.Permalink
(1967.06.16 – 1981)

Born:1913.05.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1937.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1961.11.12
Died:1985.02.04 († 71)

Bishop of Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa) (1961.09.11 – 1967.06.16)

Bishop of Bokungu–Ikela (Congo-Kinshasa) (1967.06.16 – 1981)

Bishops of Ikela (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Weigl, M.S.C.Permalink
(1961.09.11 – 1967.06.16)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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