Catholic Church


Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)


Also known as: Republik Kongo (Deutsch), República del Congo (español), le Congo (français), Repubblica del Congo (Italiano), Kongo (polski), Congo-Brazzaville (Português), 剛果 (正體中文), コンゴ共和国 (日本語), Respublica Congensis (latine)

Formerly: French Congo

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Capital: Brazzaville

Area: 341,500 km²

Population: 4,954,674

Religions: Roman Catholic 33.1%, Awakening Churches/Christian Revival 22.3%, Protestant 19.9%, Salutiste 2.2%, Muslim 1.6%, Kimbanguiste 1.5%, other 8.1%, none 11.3%

Languages: French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)

Ethnic Groups: Kongo 40.5%, Teke 16.9%, Mbochi 13.1%, foreigner 8.2%, Sangha 5.6%, Mbere/Mbeti/Kele 4.4%, Punu 4.3%, Pygmy 1.6%, Oubanguiens 1.6%, Duma 1.5%, Makaa 1.3%, other and unspecified 1%

Motto: Unité, Travail, Progrès (French) (Unity, Work, Progress)

Neighbouring Countries: Gabon Gabon, ↖ Cameroon Cameroon, ↑ Central African Republic Central African Republic, → Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa, ↓ Angola Angola

Jurisdictions (10): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (3), Dioceses Diocese (7)

Roman Rite (9): Brazzaville, Dolisie, Gamboma, Impfondo, Kinkala, Nkayi, Ouesso, Owando, Pointe-Noire

Maronite Church (1): Annunciation of Ibadan

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Republic of Congo Archbishop Javier Herrera Corona (54)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale du Congo Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou (58)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association des Conférences Episcopales de la Région de l’Afrique Central (A.C.E.R.A.C.) Archbishop Goetbé Edmond Djitangar (70)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcopales d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (63)

Last updated on 2023.03.17

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