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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje (Latin: Archidioecesis Malaniensis) is an archdiocese located in Malanje, Angola. Until its elevation to an archdiocese in 2011 it belonged to the Ecclesiastical province of Luanda, like the two dioceses over which it has now oversight: the Diocese of Uíje and the Diocese of Ndalatando.



  • November 25, 1957: Established as Diocese of Malanje from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda and Diocese of Silva Porto
  • April 12, 2011: Elevated to Archdiocese
  • Statistics

    The Archdiocese has an area of 107,000 km², a total population of 1,090,000, a Catholic population of 500,000, 49 priests, and 140 religious.

    Special churches

    The Cathedral of the diocese is Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Cathedral Church of the Assumption of Our Lady) in Malanje.


  • Archbishops of Malanje (Roman rite)
  • Archbishop Benedito Roberto, C.S.Sp. (since 2012.05.19)
  • Archbishop Luis María Pérez de Onraíta (2011.04.12 – 2012.05.19)
  • Bishops of Malanje (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Luis María Pérez de Onraita Aguirre (1998.08.27 – 2011.04.12)
  • Bishop Eugénio Salessu (1977.02.03 – 1998.08.27)
  • Cardinal Alexandre do Nascimento (1975.08.10 – 1977.02.03)
  • Archbishop Eduardo André Muaca (1973.09.25 – 1975.08.10)
  • Bishop Pompeu de Sá Leão y Seabra, C.S.Sp. (1962.12.20 – 1973.04.07)
  • Archbishop Manuel Nunes Gabriel (1957.12.05 – 1962.02.13)
  • Suffragan dioceses

  • Diocese of Ndalatando
  • Diocese of Uíje
  • References

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malanje Wikipedia

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