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Diocese of Pointe-Noire

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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 14 September 1955
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Brazzaville
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Congo
  • Square Kilometers: 13,500 (5,214 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://diocesedepointenoire.org/
  • Mailing Address: B.P. 659, Pointe-Noire, Rep. du Congo
  • Telephone: 94.16.36
  • Fax: 94.14.39

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Lower French Congo {Congo Francese Inferiore}
14 October 1890SplitVicariate Apostolic of French Congo {Congo Francese} Vicariate Apostolic of Upper French Congo {Congo Francese Superiore} o Ubanghi
Vicariate Apostolic of Lower French Congo {Congo Francese Inferiore}
Vicariate Apostolic of Loango
22 April 1907Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Lower French Congo {Congo Francese Inferiore} Vicariate Apostolic of Loango
Vicariate Apostolic of Pointe-Noire
20 January 1949Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Loango Vicariate Apostolic of Pointe-Noire
Diocese of Pointe-Noire
14 September 1955ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Pointe-Noire Diocese of Pointe-Noire
5 December 1983Territory LostDiocese of Pointe-Noire Diocese of Nkayi (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Pointe-Noire
19503,59870,2745.1%83442854014ap1951
Diocese of Pointe-Noire
1970150,923456,40733.1%856642,3587250ap1971
1978200,000590,00033.9%723306,666264520ap1981
1990190,000400,00047.5%7111810,555132113ap1991
1997373,658700,00053.4%3311448,492302434ap2000
2000389,000728,00053.4%2416409,725242755ap2001
2001641,0001,200,00053.4%39115012,820143845ap2002
2002400,000800,00050.0%3813517,843154543ap2003
2003900,0001,800,00050.0%30124221,428134034ap2004
20041,000,0002,000,00050.0%31124323,255164535ap2005

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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