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Diocese of

Mthatha

South Africa South Africa

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Durban

Patron Saint: Our Lady Assumed into Heaven

Address: Bishop’s House, 19 Craister Street, PO Box 85, Mthatha 5100, South Africa

Phone: (047) 532 6301

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.02.08 – ...):Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka (54)Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka (54)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Mthatha (Roman Rite)

Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka (54)Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka (54)
(2008.02.08 – ...)

Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa)

To care and to work

Born:1960.04.27 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1988.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:2008.05.03

Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) (2008.02.08 – ...)

Bishop Oswald Georg Hirmer
(1997.04.21 – 2008.02.08)

Ego sum vobiscum

Born:1930.02.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1955.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1997.06.28
Died:2011.03.05 († 81)

Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) (1997.04.21 – 2008.02.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Aliwal (South Africa) (2004.04.29 – 2007.12.19)

Bishop Fritz Lobinger (85)Bishop Fritz Lobinger (85)
(Apostolic Administrator 1995 – 1997.04.21)

Bishop Andrew Zolile T. Brook
(1979.02.12 – 1995.01.07)

Born:1929.11.22 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1957.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1979.05.05
Died:2011.09.05 († 81)

Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) (1979.02.12 – 1995.01.07)

Bishop Peter Fanyana John Butelezi, O.M.I. (later Archbishop)
(1975.07.10 – 1978.04.27)

Dominus incrementum dat

Born:1930.07.25 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1957.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1972.10.22
Died:1997.06.10 († 66)

Apostolic Administrator of Umzimkulu (South Africa) (1968 – 1972.07.30)

Titular Bishop of Elephantaria in Proconsulari (1972.07.30 – 1975.07.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Johannesburg (South Africa) (1972.07.30 – 1975.07.10)

Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) (1975.07.10 – 1978.04.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1978.04.27 – 1997.06.10)

Bishop Ernst Heinrich Karlen, C.M.M. (later Archbishop)
(1968.09.26 – 1974.05.09)

Born:1922.02.01 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1947.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1968.12.03
Died:2012.10.28 († 90)

Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) (1968.09.26 – 1974.05.09)

Bishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1974.05.09 – 1994.06.10)

President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1975 – 1977)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (1994.06.10 – 1997.10.24)

Bishop Joseph Grueter, C.M.M.
(1951.01.11 – 1968.09.26)

Born:1896.12.04
Ordained Priest:1927.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1941.05.22
Died:1976.03.02 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Badiæ (1941.04.03 – 1951.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Umtata (South Africa) (1941.04.03 – 1951.01.11)

Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) (1951.01.11 – 1968.09.26)

Titular Bishop of Ammoniace (1968.09.26 – 1971.03.03)

Vicars Apostolic of Umtata (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Grueter, C.M.M.
(1941.04.03 – 1951.01.11)

(see above)

Bishop Emanuele Hanisch, M.H.M.
(1937.04.13 – 1940.02.28)

Consecrated Bishop:1937
Died:1940.02.28

Prefect Apostolic of Umtata (South Africa) (1930.10.28 – 1937.04.13)

Titular Bishop of Gor (1937.04.13 – 1940.02.28)

Vicar Apostolic of Umtata (South Africa) (1937.04.13 – 1940.02.28)

Prefects Apostolic of Umtata (Roman Rite)

Bishop Emanuele Hanisch, M.H.M.
(1930.10.28 – 1937.04.13)

(see above)

Fr. Luigi Mohn, M.C.C.J.
(1926.12.10 – 1930)

Died:1939

Prefect Apostolic of Umtata (South Africa) (1926.12.10 – 1930)

Fr. Daniele Kauczor, M.C.C.J.
(1923 – 1926)

Died:1926

Prefect Apostolic of Umtata (South Africa) (1923 – 1926)


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