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Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu

Dioecesis Kalemiensis-Kirunguensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 22 August 1972
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Lubumbashi
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 71,577 (27,646 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, B.P. 475, Kalemie, Shaba, Rep. Democratique du Congo

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore}
11 January 1887ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville
11 July 1939Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore} Vicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville
10 January 1952Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville
Vicariate Apostolic of Kivu
Vicariate Apostolic of Kasongo (erected)
Diocese of Baudouinville
10 November 1959ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville Diocese of Baudouinville
24 April 1971Territory LostDiocese of Baudouinville
Diocese of Kilwa
Diocese of Kongolo
Diocese of Manono (erected)
Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu
22 August 1972Name ChangedDiocese of Baudouinville Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville
Diocese of Baudouinville
Diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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