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Diocese of

Kole

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 66,000 km²

Population: 169,047 Catholics (33.6% of 502,623 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kananga

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 14 parishes, 37 priests (35 diocesan, 2 religious), 92 lay religious (4 brothers, 88 sisters), 24 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.05.06 – ...):Bishop Emery Kibal Mansong’loo, C.P. (49)Bishop Emery Kibal Mansong’loo, C.P. (49)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kole (Roman Rite)

Bishop Emery Kibal Mansong’loo, C.P. (49)Bishop Emery Kibal Mansong’loo, C.P. (49)Permalink
(2015.05.06 – ...)

Bishop of Kole (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1969.06.28 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1998.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:2015.08.09

Bishop of Kole (Congo-Kinshasa) (2015.05.06 – ...)

Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (58)Bishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (58) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2008.10.30 – 2015.05.06)

Bishop Stanislas Lukumwena Lumbala, O.F.M. (69)Bishop Stanislas Lukumwena Lumbala, O.F.M. (69)Permalink
(1998.02.14 – 2008.10.30)

Bishop emeritus of Kole (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1949.07.24 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1979.03.31
Consecrated Bishop:1998.06.21

Bishop of Kole (Congo-Kinshasa) (1998.02.14 – 2008.10.30)

Bishop Louis Nkinga Bondala, C.I.C.M. (81)Bishop Louis Nkinga Bondala, C.I.C.M. (81)Permalink
(1980.01.28 – 1996.03.13)

Bishop emeritus of Lisala (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1937.06.20 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1966.08.07
Consecrated Bishop:1980.05.04

Bishop of Kole (Congo-Kinshasa) (1980.01.28 – 1996.03.13)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lisala (Congo-Kinshasa) (1996.03.13 – 1997.07.06)

Bishop of Lisala (Congo-Kinshasa) (1997.07.06 – 2015.02.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Molegbe (Congo-Kinshasa) (2007.05.23 – 2009.11.14)

Bishop Victor Van Beurden, SS.CC.Permalink
(1967.09.16 – 1980.01.28)

Born:1908.01.07 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1934.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1968.02.11
Died:1991.04.22 († 83)

Prefect Apostolic of Kole (Congo-Kinshasa) (1951.06.22 – 1967.09.16)

Bishop of Kole (Congo-Kinshasa) (1967.09.16 – 1980.01.28)

Prefects Apostolic of Kole (Roman Rite)

Fr. Victor Van Beurden, SS.CC. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1951.06.22 – 1967.09.16)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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