Archdiocese of Bujumbura

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Archdiocese of Bujumbura
Basic data
Country Burundi
Diocesan bishop Gervais Banshimiyubusa
Emeritus diocesan bishop Evariste Ngoyagoye
founding 1959
surface 2,200 km²
Parishes 33 (2018 / AP2019 )
Residents 1,894,191 (2018 / AP2019 )
Catholics 1.330.325 (2018 / AP2019 )
proportion of 70.2%
Diocesan priest 126 (2018 / AP2019 )
Religious priest 56 (2018 / AP2019 )
Catholics per priest 7,309
Friars 260 (2018 / AP2019 )
Religious sisters 355 (2018 / AP2019 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language French
cathedral Cathédrale Regina Mundi
Suffragan dioceses Diocese of Bubanza
Diocese of Bururi

The Erzbistum Bujumbura ( lat. : Archidioecesis Buiumburaensis ) is an in Burundi preferred Roman Catholic Archdiocese based in Bujumbura .


Regina Mundi Cathedral in Bujumbura

The Archdiocese of Bujumbura was on June 11, 1959 by Pope John XXIII. established with the Apostolic Constitution Cum sacrum from assignments of territory by the Apostolic Vicariates Kitega and Ngozi as the Apostolic Vicariate of Usumbura .

The Apostolic Vicariate Usumbura was on November 10, 1959 by John XXIII. raised to a diocese with the Apostolic Constitution Cum parvulum and subordinated to the Archdiocese of Gitega as a suffragan . On October 9, 1964, the Diocese of Usumbura was renamed the Diocese of Bujumbura . The Diocese of Bujumbura gave up on June 7, 1980 parts of its territory to establish the Diocese of Bubanza . On November 25, 2006, the Diocese of Bujumbura by Pope Benedict XVI. with the apostolic constitution Cum ad aptius raised to the archbishopric.


Vicars Apostolic of Usumbura

Bishops of Usumbura

  • Michel Ntuyahaga, 1959-1964

Bishops of Bujumbura

Archbishops of Bujumbura

See also

Web links

Commons : Archdiocese of Bujumbura  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ioannes XXIII: Const. Apost. Cum sacrum , AAS 51 (1959), n. 17, pp. 886ff.
  2. Ioannes XXIII: Const. Apost. Cum parvulum , AAS 52 (1960), n.6, p. 372ff.
  3. Benedictus XVI: Const. Apost. Cum ad aptius , AAS 98 (2006), n.12, p. 881f.