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Diocese of

Qacha’s Nek

Lesotho Lesotho

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 11,602 km²

Population: 271,224 Catholics (45.1% of 600,830 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Maseru

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Rosary

Statistics: 13 parishes, 22 priests (11 diocesan, 11 religious), 103 lay religious (11 brothers, 92 sisters), 3 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.06.19 – ...):Bishop Joseph Mopeli Sephamola, O.M.I. (58)Bishop Joseph Mopeli Sephamola, O.M.I. (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Qacha’s Nek (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Mopeli Sephamola, O.M.I. (58)Bishop Joseph Mopeli Sephamola, O.M.I. (58)Permalink
(2013.06.19 – ...)

Bishop of Qacha’s Nek (Lesotho)

Born:1960.03.14 (Lesotho)
Ordained Priest:1991.04.27
Consecrated Bishop:2013.09.21

Bishop of Qacha’s Nek (Lesotho) (2013.06.19 – ...)

Bishop Evaristus Thatho BitsoanePermalink
(1981.07.17 – 2010.07.17)

Born:1938.09.17 (Lesotho)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1981.10.11
Died:2010.07.17 († 71)

Bishop of Qacha’s Nek (Lesotho) (1981.07.17 – 2010.07.17)

President of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1991 – 1997)

President of Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2002 – 2010.07.17)

Bishop Joseph Delphis Desrosiers, O.M.I.Permalink
(1961.01.03 – 1981)

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)


as of 2018.11.07

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