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Diocese of

Lichinga

Mozambique Mozambique

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Lichinga / Lichingaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Nampula

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.02.08 – ...):Bishop Atanasio Amisse Canira (61)Bishop Atanasio Amisse Canira (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Lichinga (Roman Rite)

Bishop Atanasio Amisse Canira (61)Bishop Atanasio Amisse Canira (61)
(2015.02.08 – ...)

Bishop of Lichinga (Mozambique)

Born:1962.05.02 (Mossoril, Mozambique)
Ordained Priest:1993.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:2015.03.22

Priest of Nacala (Mozambique) (1993.12.12 – 2015.02.08)

Bishop of Lichinga (Mozambique) (2015.02.08 – ...)

Bishop Elio Giovanni Greselin, S.C.I. (84)Bishop Elio Giovanni Greselin, S.C.I. (84)
(2008.12.30 – 2015.02.08)

Bishop emeritus of Lichinga (Mozambique)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1938.11.15 (Tretto di Venza, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:2009.03.22

Bishop of Lichinga (Mozambique) (2008.12.30 – 2015.02.08)

Bishop Hilário Da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M. (65)Bishop Hilário Da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M. (65)
(Apostolic Administrator 2008.01.25 – 2008.12.30)

Bishop Hilário Da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M. (65)Bishop Hilário Da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M. (65)
(2003.04.05 – 2008.01.25)

Titular Bishop of Chullu
Auxiliary Bishop of Inhambane (Mozambique)

Eu confio na misericórdia de Deu

Born:1958.06.25 (Banze, Gabon)
Ordained Priest:1994.01.09
Consecrated Bishop:2003.06.15

Bishop of Lichinga (Mozambique) (2003.04.05 – 2008.01.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Lichinga (Mozambique) (2008.01.25 – 2008.12.30)

Bishop of Quelimane (Mozambique) (2008.01.25 – 2023.08.11)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (2015.11.10 – 2018.11.11)

Titular Bishop of Chullu (2023.08.11 – ...)

Auxiliary Bishop of Inhambane (Mozambique) (2023.08.11 – ...)

Bishop Luís Gonzaga Ferreira da Silva, S.J.
(Apostolic Administrator 2003.01.25 – 2003.04.05)

Bishop Luís Gonzaga Ferreira da Silva, S.J.
(1976.07.29 – 2003.01.25)

Born:1923.04.02 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1953.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1972.12.17
Died:2013.08.07 († 90)

Bishop of Vila Cabral (Mozambique) (1972.11.10 – 1976.07.29)

Bishop of Lichinga (Mozambique) (1976.07.29 – 2003.01.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Lichinga (Mozambique) (2003.01.25 – 2003.04.05)

Bishops of Vila Cabral (Roman Rite)

Bishop Luís Gonzaga Ferreira da Silva, S.J.
(1972.11.10 – 1976.07.29)

(see above)

Bishop Eurico Dias Nogueira (later Archbishop)
(1964.07.10 – 1972.02.19)

Born:1923.03.06 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1945.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1964.12.06
Died:2014.05.19 († 91)

Bishop of Vila Cabral (Mozambique) (1964.07.10 – 1972.02.19)

Bishop of Sá da Bandeira (Angola) (1972.02.19 – 1977.02.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Pereira de Eça (Angola) (1975 – 1977.02.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Braga (Portugal) (1977.02.03 – 1999.06.05)

Statistics

Area: 129,362 km²

Population: 302,000 Catholics (19.7% of 1,535,000 total) (2021)

Statistics: 21 parishes, 39 priests (25 diocesan, 14 religious), 118 religious (16 brothers, 102 sisters), 7 seminarians (2021)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Joseph

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: March 19

History

Last updated on 2023.09.03

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