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Diocese of Inongo

Dioecesis Inongoensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Philippe Nkiere Keana, C.I.C.M., Bishop
  • Léon Lesambo Ndamwize, Bishop Emeritus
  • Jan van Cauwelaert, C.I.C.M., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 10 November 1959
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kinshasa
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 100,000 (38,625 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, B.P. 12, Inongo; B.P. 1800 Kinshasa, Rep. Democratique du Congo
  • Telephone: (081)688.61.96

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Inongo
29 June 1953ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville Vicariate Apostolic of Inongo (erected)
Diocese of Inongo
10 November 1959ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Inongo Diocese of Inongo

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Inongo
1970120,926297,87340.6%1046562,159575911ap1971
1980161,295344,86646.8%1227394,135313414ap1981
1990266,000436,00061.0%1921406,650267914ap1991
1999300,342634,50047.3%4310535,666138914ap2000
2000316,000650,00048.6%467535,962108614ap2001
2001325,000690,00047.1%448526,250119314ap2002
2002330,000720,00045.8%458536,226199014ap2003
2003368,875752,90749.0%497566,587129214ap2004
2004396,000800,00049.5%496557,2009934ap2005
2006407,000823,00049.5%495547,537711214ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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