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Diocese of

Ouesso

Congo-Brazzaville Congo-Brazzaville

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ouesso / Uessitan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Owando

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.12.08 – ...):Bishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (50)Bishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (50)

Apostolic Administrator of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ouesso (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (50)Bishop Gélase Armel Kema, C.S.Sp. (50)
(2021.12.08 – ...)

Bishop of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville)
Apostolic Administrator of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville)

Born:1972.10.26 (Ouesso, Congo-Brazzaville)
Ordained Priest:1999.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:2022.02.13

Bishop of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (2021.12.08 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Owando (Congo-Brazzaville) (2023.08.20 – ...)

Bishop Yves Marie Monot, C.S.Sp. (79)Bishop Yves Marie Monot, C.S.Sp. (79)
(2008.06.14 – 2021.12.08)

Bishop emeritus of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville)

Au service de notre église

Born:1944.05.29 (Pont-l’Abbé, France)
Ordained Priest:1972.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:2008.09.07

Apostolic Administrator of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (2006.04.22 – 2008.06.14)

Bishop of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (2008.06.14 – 2021.12.08)

Bishop Yves Marie Monot, C.S.Sp. (79)Fr. Yves Marie Monot, C.S.Sp. (79) (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2006.04.22 – 2008.06.14)

Bishop Hervé Itoua (81)Bishop Hervé Itoua (81)
(1983.06.06 – 2006.04.22)

Bishop emeritus of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville)

Là où il est amoreux je serais là

Born:1942 (Otambioko, Congo-Brazzaville)
Ordained Priest:1970.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1983.08.28

Bishop of Ouesso (Congo-Brazzaville) (1983.06.06 – 2006.04.22)

Statistics

Area: 56,800 km²

Population: 25,000 Catholics (20.5% of 122,000 total) (2021)

Statistics: 9 parishes, 6 missions, 13 priests (11 diocesan, 2 religious), 23 religious (4 brothers, 19 sisters), 9 seminarians (2021)

History

Last updated on 2023.09.24

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