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Roman Catholic Diocese of Kabgayi

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Metropolitan  Kigali
Pope  Francis
Area  2,187 km²
Rite  Latin Rite
Bishop  vacant
Country  Rwanda
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 974,075 600,273 (61.6%)
Cathedral  Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kigali

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kabgayi (Latin: Kabgayen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Kabgayi in the Ecclesiastical province of Kigali in Rwanda.

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History

  • April 25, 1922: The Apostolic Vicariate of Ruanda was established from the northern part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Kivu
  • February 14, 1952: The Apostolic Vicariate of Ruanda was divided into the Apostolic Vicariate of Kabgayi and the Apostolic Vicariate of Nyundo.
  • November 10, 1959: The Apostolic Vicariate of Kabgayi was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kabgayi
  • April 10, 1976: Demoted as Diocese of Kabgayi
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Kabgayi (Roman rite)
  • Vacant
  • Bishop Smaragde Mbonyintege (2006.01.21 - 2012.03.12)
  • Bishop Anastase Mutabazi (1996.03.13 – 2004.12.10)
  • Fr. André Sibomana (Apostolic Administrator 1994.11.11 – 1996.03.13)
  • Bishop Thaddée Nsengiyumva (1989.10.07 – 1994.06.07)
  • Archbishop André Perraudin, M. Afr. (1976.04.10 – 1989.10.07)
  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Kabgayi (Roman rite)
  • Archbishop André Perraudin, M. Afr. (1959.11.10 – 1976.04.10)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Kabgayi (Roman rite)
  • Archbishop André Perraudin, M. Afr. (1955.12.19 – 1959.11.10)
  • Bishop Laurent-François Déprimoz, M. Afr. (1952.02.14 – 1955.04.15)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kabgayi Wikipedia


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