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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Maseru

Lesotho Lesotho

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 7,739 km²

Population: 432,000 Catholics (51.7% of 835,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Leribe, Mohale’s Hoek, Qacha’s Nek

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 36 parishes, 109 priests (24 diocesan, 85 religious), 460 lay religious (127 brothers, 333 sisters), 7 seminarians (2015)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2009.06.30 – ...):Archbishop Gerard Tlali Lerotholi, O.M.I. (64)Archbishop Gerard Tlali Lerotholi, O.M.I. (64)

President of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Maseru (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Gerard Tlali Lerotholi, O.M.I. (64)Archbishop Gerard Tlali Lerotholi, O.M.I. (64)Permalink
(2009.06.30 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maseru (Lesotho)
President of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Born:1954.02.12 (Lesotho)
Ordained Priest:1982.01.03
Consecrated Bishop:2009.09.12

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maseru (Lesotho) (2009.06.30 – ...)

President of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2011.05 – ...)

Archbishop Bernard Mohlalisi, O.M.I. (85)Archbishop Bernard Mohlalisi, O.M.I. (85)Permalink
(1990.06.11 – 2009.06.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Maseru (Lesotho)

Born:1933.03.16 (Lesotho)
Ordained Priest:1963.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1990.10.07

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maseru (Lesotho) (1990.06.11 – 2009.06.30)

President of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1997 – 2002)

Archbishop Alfonso Liguori Morapeli, O.M.I.Permalink
(1967.04.13 – 1989.05.17)

Born:1929.05.25
Ordained Priest:1958.12.14
Consecrated Bishop:1967.06.29
Died:1989.05.17 († 59)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maseru (Lesotho) (1967.04.13 – 1989.05.17)

Apostolic Administrator of Leribe (Lesotho) (1968.06.18 – 1970.07)

President of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1972 – 1982)

Archbishop Emanuel Mabathoama, O.M.I.Permalink
(1961.01.03 – 1966.09.20)

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)

Bishops of Maseru (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Delphis Desrosiers, O.M.I.Permalink
(1951.01.11 – 1961.01.03)

In omnibus Christus

Born:1906.02.23 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1930.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1948.06.29
Died:1989.06.22 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Pachnemunis (1948.03.11 – 1951.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Basutoland (Lesotho) (1948.03.11 – 1951.01.11)

Bishop of Maseru (Lesotho) (1951.01.11 – 1961.01.03)

Bishop of Qacha’s Nek (Lesotho) (1961.01.03 – 1981)

Vicars Apostolic of Basutoland (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Delphis Desrosiers, O.M.I.Permalink
(1948.03.11 – 1951.01.11)

(see above)

Bishop Joseph Bonhomme, O.M.I.Permalink
(1933.04.25 – 1947.03.08)

Impendam et superimpendar

Born:1889.01.29 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1918.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:1933.06.28
Died:1973.08.06 († 84)

Vicar Apostolic of Basutoland (Lesotho) (1933.04.25 – 1947.03.08)

Titular Bishop of Tulana (1933.04.25 – 1973.08.06)

Bishop Jules-Joseph Cénez, O.M.I.Permalink
(1909.01.25 – 1930.05.24)

Born:1865.03.09 (France)
Ordained Priest:1890.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1909.05.01
Died:1944.03.02 († 78)

Prefect Apostolic of Basutoland (Lesotho) (1895 – 1909.01.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Basutoland (Lesotho) (1909.01.25 – 1930.05.24)

Titular Bishop of Nicopolis in Armenia (1909.01.25 – 1944.03.02)

Prefects Apostolic of Basutoland (Roman Rite)

Fr. Jules-Joseph Cénez, O.M.I. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1895 – 1909.01.25)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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