The Diocese

The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek (DOR) is one of seven catholic Dioceses in the Republic of South Sudan.

It is located in the very heart of the country, covering the whole territory of Lakes State and the southern part of Warrap State – a territory of around 65.000 km2 (larger than Switzerland). Its population can be estimated to 1.5 million people, of which around 150.000 are Catholics, although reliable statistics are not available.

Established as Apostolic Vicariate in 1955, it was elevated to the status of a Diocese in 1974.

The leadership of the Diocese of Rumbek since August 2011 was entrusted to Fr. Fernando Colombo mccj as Diocesan Administrator.

At this moment, the Diocese of Rumbek has 11 established missions or parishes, many of them with a number of sub-parishes and around 150 chapels and prayer stations.

The Missions of the Diocese are:

  • Rumbek Holy Family Cathedral
    Parish (with Sacred Heart Rumbek and Pacong as subparishes)
  • Rumbek, Sacred Heart Parish
  • Rumbek St. Theresa Parish
  • Marial Lou, St. Daniel Comboni
    Parish (with Romic subparish)
  • Warrap, St. Daniel Comboni Parish
  • Tonj, Don Bosco Parish
  • Agangrial, Mary Mother of God
    Parish (with Cueibet and Barghel subparishes)
  • Wulu, St. Peter and Paul Parish
  • Mapuordit, St. Josephine Bakhita Parish
  • Yirol, Holy Cross Parish
  • Bunagok/Aliap, St. Anselm Parish