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Roman Catholic Diocese of Luebo

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Metropolitan  Kananga
Pope  Francis
Rite  Latin Rite
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area  32,000 km (12,000 sq mi)
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2002) 2,000,000 1,200,000 (60.0%)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Luebo (Latin: Lueboën(sis) ) is a suffrgan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Its cathedral episcopal see is Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste (dedicated to John the Baptist), and it has a former cathedral: Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur (dedicate to the Sacred Heart), also in the city of Luebo

History

  • Established on April 25, 1959 as Apostolic Vicariate of Luebo, on territory split off from the Apostolic Vicariate of Luluabourg
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Luebo
  • On 26 September 1967, it gained territory from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luluabourg
  • Episcopal Ordinaries

    (all Latin Rite)

    Apostolic Vicar of Luebo
  • Joseph Ngogi Nkongolo (1959.04.25 – 1959.11.10 see below), Titular Bishop of Lebedus (1959.04.25 – 1959.11.10)
  • Suffragan Bishops of Luebo
  • Joseph Ngogi Nkongolo (see above 1959.11.10 – 1966.05.03), also Apostolic Administrator of the then Apostolic Administration of Mbuji-Mayi (Congo-Kinshasa) (1963 – 1966.05.03), promoted Bishop of the same Mbujimayi (1966.05.03 – 1991)
  • François Kabangu wa Mutela (1967.09.26 – 1987.12.10)
  • Archbishop Emery Kabongo Kanundowi (1987.12.10 – 2003.08.14), also Apostolic Administrator of Mweka (Congo-Kinshasa) (1988 – 1989.01.19); previously 1982- 10 December 1987 Second private Secretary of Blessed Pope John Paul 2 (first African on such post)
  • Pierre-Célestin Tshitoko Mamba (2006.01.07 - ... )
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Luebo Wikipedia


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