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Diocese of

Mbanza Congo

Angola Angola

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Mbanza Congo / Mbanzacongen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Luanda

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.01.05 – ...):Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku, O.F.M. Cap. (65)Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku, O.F.M. Cap. (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Mbanza Congo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku, O.F.M. Cap. (65)Bishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku, O.F.M. Cap. (65)Permalink
(2009.01.05 – ...)

Bishop of Mbanza Congo (Angola)

Humilitas et caritas

Born:1957.08.28 (Kimacaka-Bamba, Angola)
Ordained Priest:1985.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:2009.03.08

Bishop of Mbanza Congo (Angola) (2009.01.05 – ...)

Bishop Serafim Shyngo-Ya-Hombo, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Bishop Serafim Shyngo-Ya-Hombo, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Permalink
(1992.05.29 – 2008.07.17)

Bishop emeritus of Mbanza Congo (Angola)

Dominus vobiscum

Born:1945.02.06 (Kibala, Angola)
Ordained Priest:1971.08.01
Consecrated Bishop:1990.06.24

Titular Bishop of Aquæ in Dacia (1990.03.26 – 1992.05.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Luanda (Angola) (1990.03.26 – 1992.05.29)

Bishop of Mbanza Congo (Angola) (1992.05.29 – 2008.07.17)

Bishop Afonso Nteka, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1984.11.08 – 1991.08.10)

Born:1940.03.13
Ordained Priest:1971.09.05
Consecrated Bishop:1985.01.06
Died:1991.08.10 († 51)

Bishop of Mbanza Congo (Angola) (1984.11.08 – 1991.08.10)

Bishops of São Salvador da Congo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francisco do Soveral, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1627.02.08 – 1628)

Consecrated Bishop:1624.04
Died:1642.01.05

Bishop of Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) (1623.10.05 – 1627.02.08)

Bishop of São Salvador da Congo (Angola) (1627.02.08 – 1628)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1628 – 1642.01.05)

Bishop Simon Mascarenhas, O.F.M.Permalink
(1623 – 1624.10.13)

Born:1571 (Portugal)
Consecrated Bishop:1623.04.16
Died:1624.10.13 († 53)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1621.02.15 – 1623)

Bishop of São Salvador da Congo (Angola) (1623 – 1624.10.13)

Statistics

Area: 39,459 km²

Population: 378,468 Catholics (43.2% of 875,320 total) (2020)

Statistics: 8 parishes, 10 missions, 29 priests (16 diocesan, 13 religious), 44 lay religious (14 brothers, 30 sisters), 27 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Conceição (December 8)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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