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Diocese of

Leribe

Lesotho Lesotho

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 5,215 km²

Population: 250,645 Catholics (57.0% of 439,462 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Maseru

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 19 parishes, 36 priests (28 diocesan, 8 religious), 176 lay religious (14 brothers, 162 sisters), 10 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.06.30 – ...):Bishop Augustinus Tumaole Bane, O.M.I. (71)Bishop Augustinus Tumaole Bane, O.M.I. (71)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Leribe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Augustinus Tumaole Bane, O.M.I. (71)Bishop Augustinus Tumaole Bane, O.M.I. (71)Permalink
(2009.06.30 – ...)

Bishop of Leribe (Lesotho)

Born:1947.08.14 (Lesotho)
Ordained Priest:1977.01.23
Consecrated Bishop:2009.09.19

Bishop of Leribe (Lesotho) (2009.06.30 – ...)

Bishop Paul KhoaraiPermalink
(1970.03.07 – 2009.06.30)

Born:1933.05.29 (Lesotho)
Ordained Priest:1963.02.17
Consecrated Bishop:1970.07.04
Died:2012.12.27 († 79)

Bishop of Leribe (Lesotho) (1970.03.07 – 2009.06.30)

President of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1987 – 1991)

Archbishop Alfonso Liguori Morapeli, O.M.I.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1968.06.18 – 1970.07)

Bishop Ignatius Phakoe, O.M.I.Permalink
(1961.01.03 – 1968.06.18)

Born:1927.07.09
Ordained Priest:1952.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1961.05.21
Died:1989.07.23 († 62)

Bishop of Leribe (Lesotho) (1961.01.03 – 1968.06.18)

Titular Bishop of Bettona (1968.06.18 – 1989.07.23)

Bishop Emanuel Mabathoama, O.M.I. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1952.12.11 – 1961.01.03)

Born:1904.12.29
Ordained Priest:1934.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1953.03.25
Died:1966.09.20 († 61)

Bishop of Leribe (Lesotho) (1952.12.11 – 1961.01.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maseru (Lesotho) (1961.01.03 – 1966.09.20)


as of 2018.11.07

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