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Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro

Archidioecesis Mbandakanus-Bikoroensis



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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • United: 12 April 1975
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 95,000 (36,693 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: B.P. 1064, Mbandaka, Rep. Democratique du Congo

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Tsuapa
11 February 1924ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Nouvelle-Anvers Prefecture Apostolic of Tsuapa (erected)
Prefecture Apostolic of Coquilhatville
28 January 1926Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Tsuapa Prefecture Apostolic of Coquilhatville
Vicariate Apostolic of Coquilhatville
22 March 1932ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Coquilhatville Vicariate Apostolic of Coquilhatville
Archdiocese of Coquilhatville
10 November 1959ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Coquilhatville Archdiocese of Coquilhatville
11 September 1961Territory LostArchdiocese of Coquilhatville Diocese of Ikela (erected)
Archdiocese of Mbandaka
30 May 1966Name ChangedArchdiocese of Coquilhatville Archdiocese of Mbandaka
Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro
12 April 1975UnitedDiocese of Bikoro
Archdiocese of Mbandaka
Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Coquilhatville
194980,278423,94518.9%152531,5147397ap1951
Archdiocese of Coquilhatville
Archdiocese of Mbandaka
1969128,721436403,2186110219ap1971
Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro
1980177,624505,00035.2%1055652,7326613536ap1981
1990254,722689,00037.0%2546713,5876812837ap1991
1996296,438839,32735.3%4834823,6155011638ap2001
2001350,096864,00040.5%3924635,5574612732ap2002
2002360,000885,00040.7%4026665,4544211732ap2003
2003364,000898,00040.5%3822606,0663611033ap2004
2004364,000898,00040.5%3923625,8703712033ap2005

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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