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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Lubumbashi

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 61,828 km²

Population: 1,648,912 Catholics (55.0% of 2,997,648 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Kalemie–Kirungu, Kamina, Kilwa–Kasenga, Kolwezi, Kongolo, Manono, Sakania–Kipushi

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 75 parishes, 38 missions, 312 priests (158 diocesan, 154 religious), 773 lay religious (311 brothers, 462 sisters), 116 seminarians (2015)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2010.12.01 – ...):Archbishop Jean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, S.D.B. (76)Archbishop Jean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, S.D.B. (76)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Lubumbashi (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, S.D.B. (76)Archbishop Jean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, S.D.B. (76)Permalink
(2010.12.01 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubumbashi (Congo-Kinshasa)

Amour et miséricorde

Born:1942.07.25 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1972.09.16
Consecrated Bishop:1993.01.31

Bishop of Kilwa–Kasenga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1992.10.06 – 2002.06.10)

Bishop of Uvira (Congo-Kinshasa) (2002.06.10 – 2008.07.31)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Lubumbashi (Congo-Kinshasa) (2008.07.31 – 2010.12.01)

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

Archbishop Floribert Songasonga Mwitwa (81)Archbishop Floribert Songasonga Mwitwa (81)Permalink
(1998.05.22 – 2010.12.01)

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)

Archbishop Eugène Kabanga SongasongaPermalink
(1967.04.13 – 1998.03.25)

Born:1932.08.19 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1961.08.21
Consecrated Bishop:1967.08.13
Died:2000.01.27 († 67)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubumbashi (Congo-Kinshasa) (1967.04.13 – 1998.03.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Sakania (Congo-Kinshasa) (1973 – 1975.11.20)

Archbishop Joseph Floribert Cornelis, O.S.B.Permalink
(1959.11.10 – 1967.04.13)

Born:1910.10.06 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1935.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1958.12.27
Died:2001.12.20 († 91)

Titular Bishop of Tunes (1958.11.27 – 1959.11.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1958.11.27 – 1959.11.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubumbashi (Congo-Kinshasa) (1959.11.10 – 1967.04.13)

Titular Archbishop of Capra (1967.04.13 – 1974.11.13)

Archbishop-Bishop of Alagoinhas (Brazil) (1974.11.13 – 1986.05.24)

Vicars Apostolic of Katanga (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Floribert Cornelis, O.S.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1958.11.27 – 1959.11.10)

(see above)

Bishop Jean-Félix de Hemptinne, O.S.B.Permalink
(1932.03.22 – 1958.02.06)

Born:1876.12.13 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1901.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:1932.07.24
Died:1958.02.06 († 81)

Prefect Apostolic of Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1910.08.06 – 1932.03.22)

Titular Bishop of Milevum (1932.03.22 – 1958.02.06)

Vicar Apostolic of Katanga (Congo-Kinshasa) (1932.03.22 – 1958.02.06)

Prefects Apostolic of Katanga (Roman Rite)

Fr. Jean-Félix de Hemptinne, O.S.B. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1910.08.06 – 1932.03.22)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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