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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Bulawayo

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 69,546 km²

Population: 62,400 Catholics (2.8% of 2,207,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Gweru, Hwange, Masvingo

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Immaculate Heart of Mary (moveable)

Statistics: 44 parishes, 96 priests (46 diocesan, 50 religious), 18 deacons, 272 lay religious (124 brothers, 148 sisters), 18 seminarians (2015)

Address: Archbishop's House, 9th Ave., Lobengula Street, P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Phone: (09) 63590

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2009.06.20 – ...):Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D. (58)Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D. (58)

Vice-President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Bulawayo (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D. (58)Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D. (58)Permalink
(2009.06.20 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
Vice-President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference

In his light

Born:1960.05.27 (India)
Ordained Priest:1988.05.07
Consecrated Bishop:2009.09.12

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (2009.06.20 – ...)

Secretary General of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2014 – 2018.05)

Vice-President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2018.05 – ...)

Fr. Martin Schupp, C.M.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2007.09.11 – 2009.06.20)

Archbishop Pius Alick Mvundla Ncube (71)Archbishop Pius Alick Mvundla Ncube (71)Permalink
(1997.10.24 – 2007.09.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)

Born:1946.12.31 (Zimbabwe)
Ordained Priest:1973.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:1998.01.25

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1997.10.24 – 2007.09.11)

Archbishop Ernst Heinrich Karlen, C.M.M.Permalink
(1994.06.10 – 1997.10.24)

Born:1922.02.01 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1947.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1968.12.03
Died:2012.10.28 († 90)

Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) (1968.09.26 – 1974.05.09)

Bishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1974.05.09 – 1994.06.10)

President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1975 – 1977)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1994.06.10 – 1997.10.24)

Bishops of Bulawayo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ernst Heinrich Karlen, C.M.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1974.05.09 – 1994.06.10)

(see above)

Bishop Adolph Gregory Schmitt, C.M.M.Permalink
(1955.01.01 – 1974)

Born:1905.04.20 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1931.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1951.04.02
Died:1976.12.05 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Nasai (1950.12.23 – 1955.01.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1950.12.23 – 1955.01.01)

Bishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1955.01.01 – 1974)

Vicars Apostolic of Bulawayo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adolph Gregory Schmitt, C.M.M.Permalink
(1950.12.23 – 1955.01.01)

(see above)

Bishop Ignazio Arnoz, M.H.M.Permalink
(1937.04.13 – 1950.02.26)

Born:1885.04.01
Ordained Priest:1910.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1937.05.30
Died:1950.02.26 († 64)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1931 – 1932.07.13)

Prefect Apostolic of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1932.07.13 – 1937.04.13)

Titular Bishop of Busiris (1937.04.13 – 1950.02.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1937.04.13 – 1950.02.26)

Prefects Apostolic of Bulawayo (Roman Rite)

Fr. Ignazio Arnoz, M.H.M. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1932.07.13 – 1937.04.13)

(see above)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Bulawayo (Roman Rite)

Fr. Ignazio Arnoz, M.H.M. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1931 – 1932.07.13)

(see above)

Fr. Giovanni Matteo Konings, O.S.C.Permalink
(1926 – 1929)

Died:1929

Ecclesiastical Superior of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1926 – 1929)


as of 2018.11.07

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