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Diocese of Gikongoro

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Diocese of Gikongoro
Karte Bistum Gikongoro
Basic data
State Rwanda
Metropolitan Bishopric Archdiocese of Kigali
Diocesan Bishop Célestin Hazikimana
Foundation 1992
Area 2057 km²
Parishes 15 (2019 / AP2020)
Inhabitants 778.150 (2019 / AP2020)
Catholics 342.380 (2019 / AP2020)
Share 44 %
Diocesan Priest 40 (2019 / AP2020)
Religious priest 8 (2019 / AP2020)
Catholics per priest 7133
Friars 8 (2019 / AP2020)
Religious Sisters 85 (2019 / AP2020)
Rite Roman Rite

The Diocese of Gikongoro (Latin: Dioecesis Ghikongoroensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese located in Rwanda with its seat in Gikongoro

History

The Diocese of Gikongoro was erected on 30 March 1992 by Pope John Paul II with the Apostolic Constitution Tantis quidem from territorial cessions of the Diocese of Butare and placed under the Archdiocese of Kigali as a suffragan diocese.[1]

Bishops of Gikongoro

  • Augustin Misago, 1992-2012
  • Célestin Hazikimana, since 2014

See also

  • List of Roman Catholic dioceses

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Individual references

  1. Ioannes Paul II: Const. Apost Tantis quidem, AAS 84 (1992), n. 9, p. 826f.