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Roman Catholic Diocese of Buta

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Metropolitan  Kisangani
Pope  Francis
Area  60,000 km²
Rite  Latin Rite
Bishop  Joseph Banga Bane
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 1995) 259,000 189,850 (73.3%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kisangani

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buta (Latin: Butan(us)) is a diocese located in the city of Buta in the Ecclesiastical province of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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History

  • 1898: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Uélé from the Apostolic Vicariate of Léopoldville
  • December 18, 1911: Renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Western Uélé
  • April 15, 1924: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Western Uélé
  • March 10, 1926: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Buta
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Buta
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Buta (Latin Rite)
  • Bishop Joseph Banga Bane (since 1996.09.27)
  • Bishop Jacques Mbali (1961.07.04 – 1996.09.27)
  • Bishop Georges Désiré Raeymaeckers, O. Praem. (1959.11.10 – 1960.10.10)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Buta (Latin Rite)
  • Bishop Georges Désiré Raeymaeckers, O. Praem. (1953.02.04 – 1959.11.10)
  • Bishop Charles A. Vanuytven, O. Praem. (1924.05.06 – 1952)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Western Uélé (Latin Rite)
  • Fr. Leone Dérikx, O. Praem. (1912 – 1924)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Buta Wikipedia


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