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Diocese of

Kasongo

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 75,365 km²

Population: 611,660 Catholics (43.6% of 1,404,248 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bukavu

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 16 parishes, 54 priests (44 diocesan, 10 religious), 39 lay religious (20 brothers, 19 sisters), 28 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.03.11 – ...):Bishop Placide Lubamba Ndjibu, M. Afr. (59)Bishop Placide Lubamba Ndjibu, M. Afr. (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kasongo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Placide Lubamba Ndjibu, M. Afr. (59)Bishop Placide Lubamba Ndjibu, M. Afr. (59)Permalink
(2014.03.11 – ...)

Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1959.10.26 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1991.07.27
Consecrated Bishop:2014.05.31

Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (2014.03.11 – ...)

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku (66)Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku (66)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2009 – 2014.03.11)

Bishop Théophile Kaboy Ruboneka (77)Bishop Théophile Kaboy Ruboneka (77)Permalink
(1995.11.02 – 2009.04.21)

Bishop of Goma (Congo-Kinshasa)

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Born:1941.02.27 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1972.08.27
Consecrated Bishop:1996.03.19

Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1995.11.02 – 2009.04.21)

Apostolic Administrator of Kindu (Congo-Kinshasa) (2004.02.03 – 2007.04.25)

Coadjutor Bishop of Goma (Congo-Kinshasa) (2009.04.21 – 2010.03.18)

Bishop of Goma (Congo-Kinshasa) (2010.03.18 – ...)

Bishop Christophe Munzihirwa Mwene Ngabo, S.J. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1990.04.30 – 1995.03.14)

Born:1926 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1958.08.17
Consecrated Bishop:1986.11.09
Died:1996.10.29 († 70)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1986.03.10 – 1990.04.30)

Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1990.04.30 – 1995.03.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bukavu (Congo-Kinshasa) (1995.03.14 – 1996.10.29)

Bishop Timothée Pirigisha MukombePermalink
(1966.09.29 – 1990.04.30)

Born:1920.04.30 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1953.11.11
Consecrated Bishop:1967.03.05
Died:2004.02.10 († 83)

Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1966.09.29 – 1990.04.30)

Bishop Noël MalaPermalink
(1963.04.05 – 1964.07.31)

Born:1901.04.17
Ordained Priest:1932.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1963.09.01
Died:1964.07.31 († 63)

Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1963.04.05 – 1964.07.31)

Bishop Richard Cleire, M. Afr.Permalink
(1959.11.10 – 1963.04.05)

Born:1900.10.28 (France)
Ordained Priest:1926.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1945.03.04
Died:1968.01.08 († 67)

Vicar Apostolic of Kivu (Congo-Kinshasa) (1944.12.14 – 1952.01.10)

Titular Bishop of Claudiopolis in Isauria (1944.12.14 – 1959.11.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1952.01.10 – 1959.11.10)

Bishop of Kasongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1959.11.10 – 1963.04.05)

Titular Bishop of Tadamata (1963.04.05 – 1968.01.08)

Vicars Apostolic of Kasongo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Richard Cleire, M. Afr.Permalink
(1952.01.10 – 1959.11.10)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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