Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Republic of the Congo [Brazzaville]

See a list of abbreviations used in this list. See also our listing of current ecclesial jurisdictions.

Some informations here are insecure, awaiting a clarification regarding Angola.

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1514
Funchal (established by the Portuguese, see footnote) - Portugal
1534
São Tomé / São Tomé e Príncipe (detached from Funchal) - São Tomé and Principe
1596
São Salvador da Congo (detached from São Tomé) - (Portuguese West Africa) Angola
1609
Loanda (new name, previously São Salvador da Congo) - (Portuguese West Africa) Angola
1640
Portuguese Congo (AP, established by the "Propaganda Fide", detached from São Paulo de Loanda) - (Portuguese West Africa) Angola
1716
Santa Cruz de Reino de Angola / later also called: São Paulo de Loanda - (Portuguese West Africa) Angola
1834
Portuguese Congo (AP, suppressed, territory incorporated in Loanda ??) - (Portuguese West Africa) Angola
1842
The Two Guineas and Senegambia (AP, detached from São Tomé, and from Funchal) - West African coast from the Senegal River to the Oranje River, except Angola
1846
The Two Guineas and Senegambia (AV) - West African coast from the Senegal River to the Oranje River, except Angola
1863
Gabon (new name, previously The Two Guineas and Senegambia AV) - West African coast from Guinea to the Oranje River, except Angola
1865
Portuguese Congo / Lower Congo (AP, reestablished, detached from Loanda ??) - (Portuguese West Africa) Angola

Failed mission:
(1518)
(Congo (AV) - Angola, Congo [Kinshasa], Congo [Brazzaville])
1886
French Congo (AV, detached from Loanda ??, and from Gabon / previously the Two Guineas) - (Middle Congo) Congo [Brazzaville]
1890
French Lower Congo (AV, new name after division of French Congo) - (Middle Congo) Congo [Brazzaville]
1890
French Upper Congo or Oubangui (AV, detached from French Congo AV) - (Middle Congo) Congo [Brazzaville]
1907
Loango (AV, new name, previously French Lower Congo) - (French Equatorial Africa) Congo [Brazzaville]
1909
French Upper Congo or Oubangui / Central Congo (AV, new name of Central Congo decided, but not implemented) - (French Equatorial Africa) Congo [Brazzaville]
1922
Brazzaville (AV, new name, previously French Upper Congo or Oubangui AV) - (French Equatorial Africa) Congo [Brazzaville]
1949
Pointe-Noire (AV, new name, previously Loango) - (French Equatorial Africa) Congo [Brazzaville]
1950
Fort-Rousset (AV, detached from Brazzaville) - (French Equatorial Africa) Congo [Brazzaville]
1955
Brazzaville (Metr.) - (French Equatorial Africa) Congo [Brazzaville]
1955
Fort-Rousset - (French Equatorial Africa) Congo [Brazzaville]
1955
Pointe-Noire - (French Equatorial Africa) Congo [Brazzaville]
1977
Owando (new name, previously Fort-Rousset) - Congo [Brazzaville]
1983
Nkayi (detached from Pointe-Noire) - Congo [Brazzaville]
1983
Ouesso (detached from Owando) - Congo [Brazzaville]
1987
Kinkala (detached from Brazzaville) - Congo [Brazzaville]
2000
Likouala (AP, detached from Ouesso) - Congo [Brazzaville]
av Webmaster publisert 08.09.2004, sist endret 08.09.2004 - 12:10