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Roman Catholic Diocese of Matadi

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Metropolitan  Kinshasa
Pope  Francis
Area  31,000 km²
Rite  Latin Rite
Bishop  Daniel Nlandu Mayi
Country  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 1,750,000 665,000 (38.0%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kinshasa

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Matadi (Latin: Matadien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Matadi in the Ecclesiastical province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The present bishop is Daniel Nlandu Mayi (appointed 2010, September 19)

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History

  • July 1, 1911: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Matadi from the Apostolic Vicariate of Léopoldville
  • July 23, 1930: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Matadi
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Matadi
  • Leadership

  • Prefects Apostolic of Matadi (Latin Rite)
  • Fr. Giuseppe Heintz, C.SS.R. (1 August 1911 – 1928)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Matadi (Latin Rite)
  • Giuseppe Heintz, C.SS.R. (1 Aug 1911 - 1928 )
  • Jean Cuvelier, C.SS.R. (28 Jun 1929 - May 1938 )
  • Bishops of Matadi (Roman rite)
  • Alphonse Marie Van den Bosch, C.SS.R. (14 Jun 1938 - 18 Dec 1965 )
  • Simon N'Zita Wa Ne Malanda (18 Dec 1965 - 8 Mar 1985 )
  • Raphaël Lubaki Nganga (8 Mar 1985 - 26 Mar 1987 )
  • Gabriel Kembo Mamputu (21 Jun 1988 - )
  • Daniel Nlandu Mayi (appointed 2010, September 19)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Matadi Wikipedia


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