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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Johannesburg

South Africa South Africa

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 14,517 km²

Population: 1,036,000 Catholics (12.9% of 8,009,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Klerksdorp, Manzini, Witbank

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception

Statistics: 131 parishes, 172 priests (41 diocesan, 131 religious), 48 deacons, 496 lay religious (163 brothers, 333 sisters), 23 seminarians (2015)

Address: Cathedral Place, 3 Saratoga Avenue, Berea, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa

Phone: (011) 402 6400

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2007.06.05 – ...):Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I. (70)Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I. (70)
Auxiliary Bishop (2016.02.06 – ...):Bishop Duncan Theodore Tsoke (54)Bishop Duncan Theodore Tsoke (54)

Titular Bishop of Horrea Cœlia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Johannesburg (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I. (70)Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I. (70)Permalink
(2007.06.05 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Johannesburg (South Africa)

Called to serve

Born:1947.12.26 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1976.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:1999.04.10

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1999.01.02 – 2003.04.08)

Archbishop-Bishop of Johannesburg (South Africa) (2003.04.08 – 2007.06.05)

President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (2004 – 2007)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Johannesburg (South Africa) (2007.06.05 – ...)

President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2008.11 – 2011.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Klerksdorp (South Africa) (2013.04.26 – 2014.11.24)

Bishops of Johannesburg (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I. (70)Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I. (70)Permalink
(2003.04.08 – 2007.06.05)

(see above)

Bishop Reginald Joseph OrsmondPermalink
(1984.07.02 – 2002.05.19)

Born:1931.01.18 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1954.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1983.05.14
Died:2002.05.19 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Assuras (1983.01.27 – 1984.07.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Johannesburg (South Africa) (1983.01.27 – 1984.07.02)

Bishop of Johannesburg (South Africa) (1984.07.02 – 2002.05.19)

President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (1987 – 1988)

Archbishop Joseph Patrick Fitzgerald, O.M.I.Permalink
(1976.01.24 – 1984.07.02)

Born:1914.01.07 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1940.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1966.10.18
Died:1986.02.16 († 72)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1966.08.06 – 1976.01.24)

President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1974 – 1981)

President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (1974 – 1981)

Archbishop-Bishop of Johannesburg (South Africa) (1976.01.24 – 1984.07.02)

Bishop Hugh BoylePermalink
(1954.07.18 – 1976.01.24)

Born:1897.12.13 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1923.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:1949.02.02
Died:1986.12.04 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Bagai (1948.12.09 – 1951.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (1948.12.09 – 1951.01.11)

Bishop of Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (1951.01.11 – 1954.07.18)

Bishop of Johannesburg (South Africa) (1954.07.18 – 1976.01.24)

Vicars Apostolic of Johannesburg (Roman Rite)

Bishop William Patrick Whelan, O.M.I. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1950.11.25 – 1951.01.11)

Born:1907.04.29 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1931.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1948.05.27
Died:1966.01.10 († 58)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Johannesburg (South Africa) (1948.03.11 – 1950.11.25)

Titular Bishop of Legia (1948.03.11 – 1954.07.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Johannesburg (South Africa) (1950.11.25 – 1951.01.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1954.07.18 – 1966.01.10)

Bishop David O’Leary, O.M.I.Permalink
(1925.05.13 – 1950.11.25)

Born:1880.08.19
Ordained Priest:1910.07.10
Consecrated Bishop:1925.09.08
Died:1958.08.12 († 77)

Vicar Apostolic of Johannesburg (South Africa) (1925.05.13 – 1950.11.25)

Titular Bishop of Fessei (1925.05.13 – 1958.08.12)

Vicars Apostolic of Transvaal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Charles Cox, O.M.I.Permalink
(1914.07.15 – 1924.07.14)

Born:1848.05.29 (England)
Ordained Priest:1873.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1914.10.28
Died:1936.03.09 († 87)

Apostolic Administrator of Kimberley in South Africa (South Africa) (1914 – 1924)

Vicar Apostolic of Transvaal (South Africa) (1914.07.15 – 1924.07.14)

Titular Bishop of Dioclea (1914.07.15 – 1936.03.09)

Bishop William Miller, O.M.I.Permalink
(1904.09.17 – 1912.05.02)

Born:1858.08.15 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1881.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:1904.11.20
Died:1927.11.09 († 69)

Vicar Apostolic of Transvaal (South Africa) (1904.09.17 – 1912.05.02)

Titular Bishop of Eumenia (1904.09.17 – 1927.11.09)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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