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The Archdiocese of Kisangani is the metropolitan diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Kisangani. It is one of the 47 dioceses of the Church - Family of God in the Democratic Republic of Congo and depends on the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide). It is led today by His Excellency Marcel UTEMBI TAPA.
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Synode : Les jeunes voudraient avoir de l’emploi pour se réaliser pleinement, estime Mgr Marcel Utembi Tapa
Give up on yourself, take up your cross every day, follow our Lord
History of the Archdiocese
On March 25, 1879, Rome entrusted to the very young Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ), founded in 1878 by Father Jean-Léon Dehon, the evangelization of the immense region of the Falls, extended from Basoko to the Blue Mountains and Lomami to the Aruwimi River: about 250,000 Km². No missionary had ever arrived there, especially because of the deadly climate, the impenetrable rainforest. Indeed, the only ways to access were the Congo River, the rivers and some trails.
In addition, the armed rebellion of the Batetela, the slave raids of the Arabs and the Arabites made precarious all human permanence. On September 21, 1897, the first two missionaries, fathers Gabriel Grison and Gabriel Lux, arrived in Kisangani, then Stanley - Falls. They were under the jurisdiction of Mons. Van Ronslé, of the Fathers of Scheut. From the early days, Father Grison began to explore the area in search of a suitable place for the first mission. He chose Simi-Simi, who will rename Saint Gabriel, located more or less 6 kilometers from Kisangani, downstream of the Congo River.
WHERE WE ARE
The Archdiocese of Kisangani is an ecclesiastical constituency of the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its seat is at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Kisangani.