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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Kisangani

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 150,000 km²

Population: 850,000 Catholics (49.4% of 1,720,000 total) (2014)

Suffragan Sees: Bondo, Bunia, Buta, Doruma–Dungu, Isangi, Isiro–Niangara, Mahagi–Nioka, Wamba

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 31 parishes, 7 missions, 95 priests (56 diocesan, 39 religious), 404 lay religious (215 brothers, 189 sisters), 31 seminarians (2014)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2008.11.28 – ...):Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa (57)Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa (57)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Kisangani (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa (57)Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa (57)Permalink
(2008.11.28 – ...)

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

Born:1959.01.07 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1984.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2002.01.06

Bishop of Mahagi–Nioka (Congo-Kinshasa) (2001.10.16 – 2008.11.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisangani (Congo-Kinshasa) (2008.11.28 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Isangi (Congo-Kinshasa) (2012 – 2016.04.02)

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

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (76)Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (76) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1988.09.01 – 2007.12.06)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Pacis» in Ostia mare
Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)
Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia

In fide veritatis

Born:1939.10.07 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1963.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1980.05.04
Created Cardinal:2010.11.20

Auxiliary Bishop of Inongo (Congo-Kinshasa) (1980.02.13 – 1981.04.07)

Titular Bishop of Aquæ novæ in Proconsulari (1980.02.13 – 1988.09.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kisangani (Congo-Kinshasa) (1981.04.07 – 1988.09.01)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo (1984 – 1992)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisangani (Congo-Kinshasa) (1988.09.01 – 2007.12.06)

President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (1997 – 2003)

President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo (2004.07 – 2008)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa) (2007.12.06 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Pacis» in Ostia mare (2010.11.20 [2011.01.22] – ...)

Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia (2013.04.13 – ...)

Archbishop Augustin Fataki AluekePermalink
(1967.09.26 – 1988.09.01)

Born:1912 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1944.10.01
Consecrated Bishop:1968.01.28
Died:1999.12.15 († 87)

Apostolic Administrator of Wamba (Congo-Kinshasa) (1965 – 1968)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisangani (Congo-Kinshasa) (1967.09.26 – 1988.09.01)

Archbishop Nicolas Kinsch, S.C.I.Permalink
(1966.05.30 – 1967.09.26)

Born:1904.10.31 (Luxembourg)
Ordained Priest:1931.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1958.10.11
Died:1973.03.23 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Mastaura in Asia (1958.05.07 – 1959.11.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Stanleyville (Congo-Kinshasa) (1958.05.07 – 1959.11.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Stanleyville (Congo-Kinshasa) (1959.11.10 – 1966.05.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisangani (Congo-Kinshasa) (1966.05.30 – 1967.09.26)

Titular Archbishop of Zucchabar (1967.09.26 – 1971.04.15)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Stanleyville (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Nicolas Kinsch, S.C.I.Permalink
(1959.11.10 – 1966.05.30)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Stanleyville (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nicolas Kinsch, S.C.I. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1958.05.07 – 1959.11.10)

(see above)

Bishop Camille Verfaillie, S.C.I.Permalink
(1949.03.10 – 1958)

Born:1892.07.04 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1924.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1934.05.27
Died:1980.01.22 († 87)

Vicar Apostolic of Stanley Falls (Congo-Kinshasa) (1934.02.01 – 1949.03.10)

Titular Bishop of Oëa (1934.02.01 – 1980.01.22)

Vicar Apostolic of Stanleyville (Congo-Kinshasa) (1949.03.10 – 1958)

Vicars Apostolic of Stanley Falls (Roman Rite)

Bishop Camille Verfaillie, S.C.I.Permalink
(1934.02.01 – 1949.03.10)

(see above)

Bishop Émile-Gabriel Grison, S.C.I.Permalink
(1908.03.10 – 1933.03.28)

Born:1860.12.25 (France)
Ordained Priest:1883.12
Consecrated Bishop:1908.10.11
Died:1942.02.13 († 81)

Prefect Apostolic of Stanley Falls (Congo-Kinshasa) (1904.08.03 – 1908.03.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Stanley Falls (Congo-Kinshasa) (1908.03.10 – 1933.03.28)

Titular Bishop of Sagalassus (1908.03.12 – 1942.02.13)

Prefects Apostolic of Stanley Falls (Roman Rite)

Fr. Émile-Gabriel Grison, S.C.I. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1904.08.03 – 1908.03.10)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2016.07.27

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