Roman Catholic Diocese of Mweka

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mweka (Latin: Mvekaën(sis)) is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of The Metropolitan of Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Diocese of Mweka

Dioecesis Mvekaensis
Location
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
MetropolitanKananga
Statistics
Area21,700 km2 (8,400 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2001)
420,000
196,500 (46.8%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopOscar Nkolo Kanowa, C.I.C.M.

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Cathédrale Saint-Martin, in the city of Mweka in Kasai Province.

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 346,580 Catholics (41.2% of 840,645 total) on 21,700 km² in 14 parishes with 43 priests (32 diocesan, 11 religious), 34 lay religious (21 brothers, 13 sisters) and 35 seminarians.

HistoryEdit

OrdinariesEdit

(all Latin Rite)

Apostolic Prefects of Mweka
Suffragan Bishops of Mweka

See alsoEdit

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