Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (C.I.C.M.)



Also known as: Congregación del Corazón Inmaculado de María (español) / Congrégation du Cœur Immaculé de Marie (Scheutistes) (français) / Congregazione del Cuore Immacolato di Maria (Italiano) / Congregatie van het Onbevlekte Hart van Maria (Nederlands) / 聖母聖心會 (正體中文) / Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariæ (latine)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Statistics: 56 houses, 827 members (634 priests) (2018)

Address: Via S. Giovanni Eudes 95, 00163 Roma, Italy


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Superior General:Congo-KinshasaFr. Charles Phukuta Khonde, C.I.C.M. (55)Fr. Charles Phukuta Khonde, C.I.C.M. (55) (2017.06.16 – ...)
Superior General:USAFr. Timothy Atkin, C.I.C.M. (2011.06 – 2017.06.16)
Superior General:Congo-KinshasaFr. Edouard Tsimba Ngoma, C.I.C.M. (2005.07.23 – 2011.06)
Superior General:BelgiumFr. Jozef Lapauw, C.I.C.M. (1999.09.20 – 2005.07.23)
Superior General:Fr. Jacques Thomas, C.I.C.M. (1993 – 1999)
Superior General:Fr. Michel Decraene, C.I.C.M. (1987 – 1993)
Superior General:Fr. Paul Van Daelen, C.I.C.M. (1974 – 1987)
Superior General:Fr. Wim Goossens, C.I.C.M. (1967 – 1974)
Superior General:Fr. Omer Degrijse, C.I.C.M. (1961 – 1967)
Superior General:Fr. Frans Sercu, C.I.C.M. (1957 – 1961)
Superior General:Fr. Jozef Vandeputte, C.I.C.M. (1947 – 1957)
Vicar General:Fr. Jozef Vandeputte, C.I.C.M. (1935 – 1947)
Superior General:BelgiumFr. Constantin Daems (湯執中), C.I.C.M. (1930.06.23 – 1934.12.11)
Superior General:Fr. Joseph Rutten, C.I.C.M. (1920 – 1930)
Superior General:Fr. Florent Mortier, C.I.C.M. (1909 – 1920)
Superior General:Fr. Albert Botty, C.I.C.M. (1908 – 1909)
Superior General:Fr. Adolf Van Hecke, C.I.C.M. (1898 – 1908)
Superior General:Fr. Jeroom Van Aertselaer, C.I.C.M. (1888 – 1898)
Superior General:Fr. Frans Vranckx, C.I.C.M. (1869 – 1888)
Superior General:NetherlandsFr. Teophiel Verbist (南懷義), C.I.C.M. (1862 – 1865)
Founder:NetherlandsFr. Teophiel Verbist (南懷義), C.I.C.M. (1862)

Living Bishops (4 Archbishops, 8 Bishops)

Congo-KinshasaArchbishop Godefroy Mukeng’a Kalond, C.I.C.M. (90)Archbishop Godefroy Mukeng’a Kalond, C.I.C.M. (90), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kananga (Congo-Kinshasa)

CameroonArchbishop Faustin Ambassa Ndjodo, C.I.C.M. (56)Archbishop Faustin Ambassa Ndjodo, C.I.C.M. (56), Metropolitan Archbishop of Garoua (Cameroon)

Congo-KinshasaArchbishop Ernest Ngboko Ngombe, C.I.C.M. (57)Archbishop Ernest Ngboko Ngombe, C.I.C.M. (57), Metropolitan Archbishop of Mbandaka–Bikoro (Congo-Kinshasa)

CameroonArchbishop Roger Pirenne, C.I.C.M. (86)Archbishop Roger Pirenne, C.I.C.M. (86), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bertoua (Cameroon)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Léonard Kasanda Lumembu, C.I.C.M. (85)Bishop Léonard Kasanda Lumembu, C.I.C.M. (85), Bishop emeritus of Lwiza (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Cyprien Mbuka Nkuanga, C.I.C.M. (77)Bishop Cyprien Mbuka Nkuanga, C.I.C.M. (77), Bishop emeritus of Boma (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Philippe Nkiere Keana, C.I.C.M. (83)Bishop Philippe Nkiere Keana, C.I.C.M. (83), Bishop emeritus of Inongo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Louis Nkinga Bondala, C.I.C.M. (83)Bishop Louis Nkinga Bondala, C.I.C.M. (83), Bishop emeritus of Lisala (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (63)Bishop Oscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M. (63), Bishop of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M. (50)Bishop Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, C.I.C.M. (50), Bishop of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa)

PhilippinesBishop Prudencio Padilla Andaya Jr., C.I.C.M. (62)Bishop Prudencio Padilla Andaya Jr., C.I.C.M. (62), Vicar Apostolic of Tabuk (Philippines) and Titular Bishop of Fuerteventura

Congo-KinshasaBishop Philibert Tembo Nlandu, C.I.C.M. (58)Bishop Philibert Tembo Nlandu, C.I.C.M. (58), Bishop of Budjala (Congo-Kinshasa)

Deceased Bishops (2 Cardinals, 5 Archbishops, 33 Bishops)

2019: PhilippinesBishop Carlito Joaquin Cenzon, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Baguio (Philippines)

2018: MongoliaBishop Wenceslao Selga Padilla (黃旭東), C.I.C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

2016: Congo-KinshasaBishop Jan van Cauwelaert, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Inongo (Congo-Kinshasa)

2011: Congo-KinshasaBishop Ignace Matondo Kwa Nzambi, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Molegbe (Congo-Kinshasa)

2007: Congo-KinshasaCardinal Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, C.I.C.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Lucia a Piazza d’Armi and Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)

2005: BelgiumCardinal Jan Pieter Schotte, C.I.C.M., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giuliano dei Fiamminghi and President of Labour Office of the Apostolic See

2000: IndonesiaArchbishop Franciscus van Roessel, C.I.C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Ujung Pandang (Indonesia)

1997: Congo-KinshasaBishop André Jacques, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Boma (Congo-Kinshasa)

1993: PhilippinesBishop William Brasseur, C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Mountain Provinces (Philippines)

1992: Congo-KinshasaArchbishop Bernard Mels, C.I.C.M., Archbishop-Bishop of Lwiza (Congo-Kinshasa)

1987: PhilippinesBishop Albert van Overbeke, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Bayombong (Philippines)

1982: IndonesiaArchbishop Nicolas Martinus Schneiders, C.I.C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Makassar (Indonesia)

1980: ChinaBishop Charles Joseph van Melckebeke (王守禮), C.I.C.M., Bishop of Ningxia 寧夏 (China)

1976: Congo-KinshasaBishop Frans van den Berghe, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Budjala (Congo-Kinshasa)

1972: Congo-KinshasaBishop Georges Kettel, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Kabinda (Congo-Kinshasa)

1971: ChinaArchbishop Louis Morel (穆清海), C.I.C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Suiyuan 綏遠 (China)

1971: ChinaBishop Joseph Julian Oste (德化隆), C.I.C.M., Bishop of Rehe 熱河 (China)

1969: Congo-KinshasaBishop Louis-Georges-Firmin Demol, C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Kasaï Supérieur (Congo-Kinshasa)

1967: Congo-KinshasaArchbishop Félix Scalais, C.I.C.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Léopoldville (Congo-Kinshasa)

1952: PhilippinesBishop Constace Jurgens, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Tuguegarao (Philippines)

1952: Congo-KinshasaBishop Giorgio Six, C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Léopoldville (Congo-Kinshasa)

1951: ChinaBishop Leon-Jean-Marie De Smedt (石德懋), C.I.C.M., Bishop of Xiwanzi 西灣子 (China)

1950: ChinaBishop Louis Janssens (南阜民), C.I.C.M., Bishop of Rehe 熱河 (China)

1949: Congo-KinshasaBishop Joseph Vanderhoven, C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Boma (Congo-Kinshasa)

1948: ChinaBishop Francesco Joosten, C.I.C.M., Bishop of Datong 大同 (China)

1944: Congo-KinshasaBishop Egide de Boeck, C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Lisala (Congo-Kinshasa)

1944: ChinaBishop Gaspare Schotte (石揚休), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Ningxia 寧夏 (China)

1942: ChinaBishop Conrad Abels (葉步司), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Rehe 熱河 (China)

1939: Congo-KinshasaBishop Auguste De Clercq, C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Kasaï Supérieur (Congo-Kinshasa)

1938: ChinaBishop Hubert Otto (陶福音), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Northern Kansu 甘肅北境 (China)

1938: Congo-KinshasaBishop Camille Van Ronslé, C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Léopoldville (Congo-Kinshasa)

1938: ChinaBishop Goffredo Frederix (費達德), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Ningxia 寧夏 (China)

1937: ChinaBishop Louis van Dyck (葛崇德), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Suiyuan 綏遠 (China)

1931: ChinaBishop Everard Ter Laak (蘭克複), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Xiwanzi 西灣子 (China)

1924: ChinaBishop Jerome van Aertselaer (方濟眾), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Chahaer 察哈爾 (China)

1915: ChinaBishop Alfonso Bermyn (閔玉清), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Southwestern Mongolia 西南蒙古 (China)

1900: ChinaBishop Ferdinand Hubertus Hamer (韓默理), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Southwestern Mongolia 西南蒙古 (China)

1896: ChinaBishop Théodore-Herman Rutjes (呂繼賢), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Mongolia 東蒙古 (China)

1895: ChinaBishop Jacques Bax (巴耆賢), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Central Mongolia 中蒙古 (China)

1888: ChinaBishop Alphonse de Voss (德玉明), C.I.C.M., Vicar Apostolic of Southwestern Mongolia 西南蒙古 (China)

Other Former Prelates (6)

1981: ChinaFr. Alphonse Van Buggenhout (范普厚), C.I.C.M., General Secretary of Chinese Bishops’ Conference

1948: IndonesiaFr. Gerardo Martino Uberto Martens, C.I.C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Makassar (Indonesia)

1947: PhilippinesFr. Giuseppe Billiet, C.I.C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Mountain Provinces (Philippines)

1945: ChinaFr. Giuseppe Hoogers (高東升), C.I.C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Datongfu 大同府 (China)

1918: ChinaFr. Giovanni Battista Steeneman, C.I.C.M., Ecclesiastical Superior of I-li 伊犁 (China)

>1913: Congo-KinshasaFr. Eméry Cambier, C.I.C.M., Prefect Apostolic of Kasaï Supérieur (Congo-Kinshasa)

as of 2021.06.05

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