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Diocese of

Port Elizabeth

South Africa South Africa

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Cape Town

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt, St. Patrick

Address: 10 Park Lane Central, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa

Phone: (041) 373 2854

History

  • 1847.07.30: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District / Capo de Buona Speranza, Distretto Orientale (Italiano) / Districtus Orientalis Promontorii Bonæ Spei (Latin) (from Apostolic Vicariate of Cape of Good Hope and adjacent territories)
  • 1850.11.15: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Natal
  • 1886.06.04: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Kimberley in Orange
  • 1923.06.12: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Gariep
  • 1929.02.20: Lost territory to establish Mission “sui iuris” of Queenstown
  • 1939.06.13: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Port Elizabeth / Portus Elizabethen(sis) (Latin)
  • 1951.01.11: Promoted as Diocese of Port Elizabeth / Portus Elizabethen(sis) (Latin)

Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.02.02 – ...):Bishop Vincent Mduduzi Zungu, O.F.M. (47)Bishop-elect Vincent Mduduzi Zungu, O.F.M. (47)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Port Elizabeth (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vincent Mduduzi Zungu, O.F.M. (47)Bishop-elect Vincent Mduduzi Zungu, O.F.M. (47)
(2014.02.02 – ...)

Bishop of Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

Born:1966.04.28 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1995.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:2014.06.28

Bishop of Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (2014.02.02 – ...)

Msgr. James Brendan Deenihan
(Apostolic Administrator 2011.08.20 – 2014.02.02)

Bishop Michael Gower Coleman
(1986.03.21 – 2011.08.20)

Pasce oves meas

Born:1939.04.19 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.22
Died:2011.12.17 († 72)

Bishop of Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (1986.03.21 – 2011.08.20)

Bishop John Patrick Murphy
(1972.05.06 – 1986.03.21)

Born:1909.07.26 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1934.06.03
Consecrated Bishop:1972.08.28
Died:1997.09.18 († 88)

Bishop of Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (1972.05.06 – 1986.03.21)

Bishop Ernest Arthur Green
(1955.04.19 – 1970.12.27)

Born:1915.05.11 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1941.02.24
Consecrated Bishop:1955.06.29
Died:1988.03.21 († 72)

Bishop of Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (1955.04.19 – 1970.12.27)

Bishop Hugh Boyle
(1951.01.11 – 1954.07.18)

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 Port Elizabeth (Roman Rite)

Bishop Hugh Boyle
(1948.12.09 – 1951.01.11)

(see above)

Bishop James Colbert
(1939.06.13 – 1948.12.09)

Born:1898.04.19 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1921.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1939.10.29
Died:1955.01.08 († 56)

Vicar Apostolic of Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (1939.06.13 – 1948.12.09)

Titular Bishop of Olbia (1939.06.13 – 1955.01.08)

Vicars Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District (Roman Rite)

Bishop Hugh McSherry (later Archbishop)
(1896.10.01 – 1939)

Born:1852.02.01 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1875
Consecrated Bishop:1896.08.02
Died:1940.04.19 († 88)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District (South Africa) (1896.06.02 – 1896.10.01)

Titular Bishop of Giustinianopolis in Galatia (1896.06.02 – 1939)

Vicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District (South Africa) (1896.10.01 – 1939)

Titular Archbishop of Amorium (1939 – 1940.04.19)

Bishop Peter Strobino
(1893.11.30 – 1896.10.01)

Consecrated Bishop:1891.11.01
Died:1896.10.01

Titular Bishop of Pompeiopolis in Cilicia (1891 – 1893.11.30)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District (South Africa) (1891 – 1893.11.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District (South Africa) (1893.11.30 – 1896.10.01)

Bishop James David Richards
(1871.01.13 – 1893.11.30)

Born:1828.01.10 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1871.01.13
Died:1893.11.30 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Rhithymna (1871.01.13 – 1893.11.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District (South Africa) (1871.01.13 – 1893.11.30)

Bishop Patrick Moran
(1856 – 1869.12.03)

Born:1823 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1847
Consecrated Bishop:1856.03.30
Died:1895.05.22 († 72)

Vicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District (South Africa) (1856 – 1869.12.03)

Bishop of Dunedin (New Zealand) (1869.12.03 – 1895.05.22)

Bishop Aidan Devereux
(1847 – 1854.02.11)

Consecrated Bishop:1847.12.27
Died:1854.02.11

Vicar Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District (South Africa) (1847 – 1854.02.11)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.03.24

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