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Diocese of

Kwito-Bié

Angola Angola

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kwito-Bié / Kuito / Kvitobien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Huambo

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kwito-Bié (Roman Rite)

Bishop José NambiPermalink
(1997.01.15 – 2022.10.31)

Fé e solidão

Born:1949.06.05 (Londijimbo-Quinjemje, Angola)
Ordained Priest:1976.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1996.03.17
Died:2022.10.31 (Cuito, Angola † 73)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (1995.12.15 – 1997.01.15)

Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (1997.01.15 – 2022.10.31)

Bishop Pedro Luís AntónioPermalink
(1979.06.15 – 1997.01.15)

Born:1921.01.13 (Angola)
Ordained Priest:1952.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1979.07.29
Died:2014.07.25 († 93)

Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (1979.06.15 – 1997.01.15)

Bishop Manuel António PiresPermalink
(1979.05.16 – 1979.06.15)

Born:1915.03.27 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1939.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:1955.06.29
Died:1999.04.03 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Alia (1955.03.07 – 1958.09.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Silva Porto (Angola) (1955.03.07 – 1958.09.23)

Bishop of Silva Porto (Angola) (1958.09.23 – 1979.05.16)

Bishop of Kwito-Bié (Angola) (1979.05.16 – 1979.06.15)

Bishops of Silva Porto (Roman Rite)

Bishop Manuel António PiresPermalink
(1958.09.23 – 1979.05.16)

(see above)

Bishop Antonio Ildefonse dos Santos Silva, O.S.B.Permalink
(1941.11.03 – 1958.08.17)

Born:1893.11.08 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1917.10.14
Consecrated Bishop:1942.07.26
Died:1958.08.17 († 64)

Bishop of Silva Porto (Angola) (1941.11.03 – 1958.08.17)

Former Prelates

Statistics

Area: 73,025 km²

Population: 1,016,000 Catholics (62.3% of 1,630,155 total) (2020)

Statistics: 18 parishes, 2 missions, 41 priests (29 diocesan, 12 religious), 128 lay religious (44 brothers, 84 sisters), 45 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Conceição (December 5)

History

Last updated on 2022.11.02

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