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Diocese of

Mweka

Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 21,700 km²

Population: 365,000 Catholics (41.8% of 873,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kananga

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 14 parishes, 98 missions, 38 priests (27 diocesan, 11 religious), 32 lay religious (21 brothers, 11 sisters), 32 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.02.18 – ...):Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (61)Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Mweka (Roman Rite)

Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (61)Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (61)Permalink
(2017.02.18 – ...)

Bishop of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1957.09.08 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1987.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:2017.05.28

Bishop of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa) (2017.02.18 – ...)

Bishop Gérard Mulumba Kalemba (81)Bishop Gérard Mulumba Kalemba (81)Permalink
(1989.01.19 – 2017.02.18)

Bishop emeritus of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa)

Born:1937.07.08 (Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1967.08.20
Consecrated Bishop:1989.07.09

Bishop of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa) (1989.01.19 – 2017.02.18)

Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kanundowi (78)Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kanundowi (78)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1988 – 1989.01.19)

Bishop Marcel Evariste van Rengen, C.I.Permalink
(1964.09.29 – 1988.03.15)

Born:1914.02.23
Ordained Priest:1939.08.06
Consecrated Bishop:1964.12.03
Died:1988.03.15 († 74)

Prefect Apostolic of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa) (1957 – 1964.09.29)

Bishop of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa) (1964.09.29 – 1988.03.15)

Prefects Apostolic of Mweka (Roman Rite)

Fr. Marcel Evariste van Rengen, C.I. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1957 – 1964.09.29)

(see above)

Bishop Bernard Mels, C.I.C.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1953 – 1957)


as of 2018.11.07

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