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Diocese of

Luena

Angola Angola

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 223,000 km²

Population: 81,560 Catholics (17.5% of 465,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Saurimo

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Assunção (August 15)

Statistics: 20 parishes, 5 missions, 32 priests (15 diocesan, 17 religious), 73 lay religious (24 brothers, 49 sisters), 19 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2007.11.26 – ...):Bishop Jesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B. (61)Bishop Jesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B. (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Luena (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B. (61)Bishop Jesús Tirso Blanco, S.D.B. (61)Permalink
(2007.11.26 – ...)

Bishop of Luena (Angola)

Amoris

Born:1957.06.03 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1985.09.28
Consecrated Bishop:2008.03.02

Bishop of Luena (Angola) (2007.11.26 – ...)

Bishop Abílio Rodas de Sousa Ribas, C.S.Sp. (87)Bishop Abílio Rodas de Sousa Ribas, C.S.Sp. (87)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2006.12.11 – 2007.11.26)

Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (60)Bishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (60) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2000.06.07 – 2006.12.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubango (Angola)
President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

Et passio Christi

Born:1958.01.17 (Angola)
Ordained Priest:1984.02.26
Consecrated Bishop:2000.01.06

Coadjutor Bishop of Luena (Angola) (1999.10.15 – 2000.06.07)

Bishop of Luena (Angola) (2000.06.07 – 2006.12.11)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Lubango (Angola) (2006.12.11 – 2009.09.05)

President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (2007 – 2012.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubango (Angola) (2009.09.05 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (2009.11.20 – 2015.11.09)

President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (2013.09 – ...)

Bishop José Próspero da Ascensão PuatyPermalink
(1979.05.16 – 2000.06.07)

Born:1928.04.10 (Angola)
Ordained Priest:1957.07.17
Consecrated Bishop:1977.04.17
Died:2001.10.12 († 73)

Bishop of Luso (Angola) (1977.02.03 – 1979.05.16)

Bishop of Luena (Angola) (1979.05.16 – 2000.06.07)

Bishops of Luso (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Próspero da Ascensão PuatyPermalink
(1977.02.03 – 1979.05.16)

(see above)

Bishop Francisco Esteves Dias, O.S.B.Permalink
(1963.07.01 – 1976.04.13)

Born:1920.09.21 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1948.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1963.09.08
Died:1977.12.02 († 57)

Bishop of Luso (Angola) (1963.07.01 – 1976.04.13)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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