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Diocese of Kalemie–Kirungu
Dioecesis Kalemiensis-Kirunguensis
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Metropolitan: Lubumbashi
Rite: Latin Rite
Area: 71,577 km²

980,000 (2004)
562,200 (57.4%)
Bishop: Dominique Kimpinde Amando

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalemie–Kirungu (Latin: Kalemien(sis) – Kirunguen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Kalemie–Kirungu in the Ecclesiastical province of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.



  • January 11, 1887: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Congo from the Apostolic Vicariate of Tanganika in Tanzania
  • July 11, 1939: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Baudouinville
  • November 10, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Baudouinville
  • August 22, 1972: Renamed as Diocese of Kalemie – Kirungu


  • Bishops of Kalemie–Kirungu (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Dominique Kimpinde Amando (since 1989.03.31)
    • Bishop André Ilunga Kaseba (1979.04.09 – 1988.08.21)
    • Bishop Ioseph Mulolwa (1972.08.22 – 1978.11.11)
  • Bishops of Baudouinville (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Ioseph Mulolwa (1966.09.29 – 1972.08.22)
    • Bishop Urbain Etienne Morlion, M. Afr. (1959.11.10 – 1966.09.29)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Baudouinville (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Urbain Etienne Morlion, M. Afr. (1941.09.22 – 1959.11.10)
    • Bishop Vittore Roelens, M. Afr. (1939.07.11 – 1941.09.22)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Upper Congo (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Vittore Roelens, M. Afr. (1895.03.30 – 1939.07.11)

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