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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: 400,960 Catholics (40.1% of 998,744 total) (2018)

Statistics: 15 parishes, 32 missions, 47 priests (37 diocesan, 10 religious), 33 lay religious (20 brothers, 13 sisters), 39 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kananga

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.02.18 – ...):Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (64)Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (64)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Mweka (Roman Rite)

Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (64)Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (64)Permalink
(2017.02.18 – ...)

Bishop of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa)

Ut omnes unum sint

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

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

Bishop Gérard Mulumba KalembaPermalink
(1989.01.19 – 2017.02.18)

Born:1937.07.08 (Kananga, Congo-Kinshasa)
Ordained Priest:1967.08.20
Consecrated Bishop:1989.07.09
Died:2020.04.15 (Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa † 82)

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

Died of COVID-19.

Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kanundowi (81)Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kanundowi (81)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 2021.09.23

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