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Diocese of

Kimberley

South Africa South Africa

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Bloemfontein

Patron Saint: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Address: 20 Dalham Road, PO Box 309, Kimberley 8300, South Africa

Phone: (053) 831 1861

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2010.12.23 – ...):Bishop Abel Gabuza (59)Bishop Abel Gabuza (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kimberley (Roman Rite)

Bishop Abel Gabuza (59)Bishop Abel Gabuza (59)
(2010.12.23 – ...)

Bishop of Kimberley (South Africa)

Born:1955.03.23 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.15
Consecrated Bishop:2011.03.19

Apostolic Administrator of Pretoria (South Africa) (2009.12.15 – 2010.12.23)

Bishop of Kimberley (South Africa) (2010.12.23 – ...)

Bishop Erwin Hecht, O.M.I. (81)Bishop Erwin Hecht, O.M.I. (81)
(1974.07.01 – 2009.12.15)

Bishop emeritus of Kimberley (South Africa)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1933.10.13 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1959.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:1972.05.11

Titular Bishop of Obba (1972.02.03 – 1974.07.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kimberley (South Africa) (1972.02.03 – 1974.07.01)

Bishop of Kimberley (South Africa) (1974.07.01 – 2009.12.15)

Bishop John Boekenfoehr, O.M.I.
(1953.03.24 – 1974.07.01)

Born:1903.01.28 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1927.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1953.05.03
Died:1982.08.07 († 79)

Bishop of Kimberley (South Africa) (1953.03.24 – 1974.07.01)

Vicars Apostolic of Kimberley in South Africa (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Herman Joseph Meysing, O.M.I.
(Apostolic Administrator 1951.01.11 – 1953.03.24)

Bishop Herman Joseph Meysing, O.M.I. (later Archbishop)
(1929.12.19 – 1951.01.11)

Born:1886.09.06 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1911.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:1930.03.19
Died:1963.10.21 († 77)

Apostolic Administrator of Kimberley in South Africa (South Africa) (1924 – 1929.12.19)

Titular Bishop of Mina (1929.12.19 – 1951.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in South Africa (South Africa) (1929.12.19 – 1951.01.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Kimberley (South Africa) (1951.01.11 – 1953.03.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1951.01.11 – 1954)

Titular Archbishop of Dercos (1954 – 1963.10.21)

Vicars Apostolic of Kimberley in Orange (Roman Rite)

Fr. Herman Joseph Meysing, O.M.I. (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1924 – 1929.12.19)

Bishop Charles Cox, O.M.I.
(Apostolic Administrator 1914 – 1924)

Bishop Matteo Gaughren, O.M.I.
(1902.01.13 – 1914.05.30)

Born:1843.04.07 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1867.04.23
Consecrated Bishop:1902.03.16
Died:1914.05.30 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Tentyris (1902.01.13 – 1914.05.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Kimberley in Orange (South Africa) (1902.01.13 – 1914.05.30)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.11.21

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