Former dependency of Belgium in Central Africa; estimated area, 918,000 square miles. Formerly the Congo Free State founded by Leopold II, King of the Belgians, the colony was annexed by Belgium in 1908. The natives practised a low form of fetichism, but missionary work was widespread.

Archdioceses, past and present, include Dioceses, past and present, include: Prefectures Apostolic: See also:
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