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Archdiocese of Luanda

Archidioecesis Luandensis

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  • Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias, Archbishop
  • Zeferino Zeca Martins, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Alexandre do Nascimento, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Anastácio Kahango, O.F.M. Cap., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 4 September 1940
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Angola
  • Square Kilometers: 342 (132 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Arcebispado, Largo do Palacio 9, C.P. 87, 1230-C Luanda, Angola
  • Telephone: 222.334.640
  • Fax: 222.334.433

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Angola e Congo
1596ErectedDiocese of Angola e Congo (erected)
4 September 1940Territory LostDiocese of Angola e Congo Diocese of Nova Lisboa (erected)
4 September 1940Territory LostDiocese of Angola e Congo Diocese of Silva Porto (erected)
Archdiocese of Luanda
4 September 1940ElevatedDiocese of Angola e Congo Archdiocese of Luanda
25 November 1957Territory LostArchdiocese of Luanda
Diocese of Silva Porto
Diocese of Malanje (erected)
14 March 1967Territory LostArchdiocese of Luanda Diocese of Carmona e São Salvador (erected)
10 August 1975Territory LostArchdiocese of Luanda Diocese of Ngunza (erected)
2 July 1984Territory LostArchdiocese of Luanda Diocese of Cabinda (erected)
26 March 1990Territory LostArchdiocese of Luanda Diocese of Ndalatando (erected)
6 June 2007Territory LostArchdiocese of Luanda Diocese of Viana (erected)
6 June 2007Territory LostArchdiocese of Luanda Diocese of Caxito (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Luanda

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

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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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