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Diocese of

Kolwezi

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 105,184 km²

Population: 1,213,260 Catholics (54.0% of 2,245,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lubumbashi

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 35 parishes, 92 priests (54 diocesan, 38 religious), 276 lay religious (151 brothers, 125 sisters), 24 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2000.11.16 – ...):Bishop Nestor Ngoy Katahwa (75)Bishop Nestor Ngoy Katahwa (75)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kolwezi (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nestor Ngoy Katahwa (75)Bishop Nestor Ngoy Katahwa (75)Permalink
(2000.11.16 – ...)

Bishop of Kolwezi (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1943.03.24 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1970.08.23
Consecrated Bishop:1990.02.26

Bishop of Manono (Congo-Kinshasa) (1989.09.25 – 2000.11.16)

Bishop of Kolwezi (Congo-Kinshasa) (2000.11.16 – ...)

Archbishop Floribert Songasonga Mwitwa (81)Bishop Floribert Songasonga Mwitwa (81) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1974.04.25 – 1998.05.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lubumbashi (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1937.08.29 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1963.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1974.08.24

Bishop of Kolwezi (Congo-Kinshasa) (1974.04.25 – 1998.05.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubumbashi (Congo-Kinshasa) (1998.05.22 – 2010.12.01)

Apostolic Administrator of Sakania–Kipushi (Congo-Kinshasa) (2001 – 2004.04.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Manono (Congo-Kinshasa) (2001.12.21 – 2004.04.07)

Bishop Victor Petrus Keuppens, O.F.M.Permalink
(1971.03.11 – 1974.04.25)

Born:1902.12.15 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1928.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1950.09.21
Died:1981.10.11 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Acmonia (1950.06.25 – 1959.11.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Lulua (Congo-Kinshasa) (1950.06.25 – 1959.11.10)

Bishop of Kamina (Congo-Kinshasa) (1959.11.10 – 1971.03.11)

Bishop of Kolwezi (Congo-Kinshasa) (1971.03.11 – 1974.04.25)


as of 2018.11.07

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