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Diocese of Mweka

Dioecesis Mvekaensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 29 September 1964
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kananga
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 21,700 (8,381 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: B.P. 17, Mweka, Kasai Occidnetal, Rep. Democratique du Congo

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Mweka
24 March 1953ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Luluabourg Prefecture Apostolic of Mweka (erected)
Diocese of Mweka
29 September 1964ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Mweka Diocese of Mweka

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Mweka
197050,079242,33220.7%18182,7822913ap1971
198062,200251,00024.8%111125,1831712ap1981
1990150,000350,00042.9%911207,50014109ap1991
1997195,000450,00043.3%1813316,29017611ap2000
2000190,000400,00047.5%2311345,58816412ap2001
2001196,500420,00046.8%2111326,14017412ap2004

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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