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Apostolic Vicariate of

Ingwavuma

South Africa South Africa

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate

Area: 12,386 km²

Population: 27,460 Catholics (3.6% of 760,000 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Good Shepherd, Our Lady of Sorrow

Statistics: 7 parishes, 15 priests (7 diocesan, 8 religious), 18 lay religious (13 brothers, 5 sisters), 3 seminarians (2015)

Address: PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935, South Africa

Phone: (035) 838 1136

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2016.04.30 – ...):Bishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M. (61)Bishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M. (61)

Titular Bishop of Elephantaria in Proconsulari

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Ingwavuma (Roman Rite)

Bishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M. (61)Bishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M. (61)Permalink
(2016.04.30 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa)
Titular Bishop of Elephantaria in Proconsulari

Born:1957.02.01 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1987.02.14
Consecrated Bishop:2016.06.25

Titular Bishop of Elephantaria in Proconsulari (2016.04.30 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (2016.04.30 – ...)

Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (57)Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (57)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2013.11.29 – 2016.04.30)

Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (57)Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (57)Permalink
(2008.11.24 – 2013.11.29)

Bishop of Manzini (eSwatini)

IZwi laba yinyama

Born:1961.05.08 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1986.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:2009.04.18

Titular Bishop of Maturba (2008.11.24 – 2013.11.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (2008.11.24 – 2013.11.29)

Apostolic Administrator of Manzini (eSwatini) (2012.09 – 2013.11.29)

Apostolic Administrator of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (2013.11.29 – 2016.04.30)

Bishop of Manzini (eSwatini) (2013.11.29 – ...)

Bishop Michael Mary O’Shea, O.S.M.Permalink
(1990.11.19 – 2006.05.30)

Born:1930.08.27 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1956.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:1991.04.06
Died:2006.05.30 († 75)

Prefect Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (1976.01.09 – 1990.11.19)

Titular Bishop of Ath Truim (1990.11.19 – 2006.05.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (1990.11.19 – 2006.05.30)

Prefects Apostolic of Ingwavuma (Roman Rite)

Fr. Michael Mary O’Shea, O.S.M. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1976.01.09 – 1990.11.19)

(see above)

Fr. Anselm Donald Mary Dennehy, O.S.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1970.05.08 – 1976)

Fr. Edwin Roy Kinch, O.S.M.Permalink
(1962.11.13 – 1970.05.09)

Born:1918.08.11
Ordained Priest:1945.05.20
Died:2003.05.26 († 84)

Prefect Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (1962.11.13 – 1970.05.09)


as of 2018.11.07

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