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Diocese of

Witbank

South Africa South Africa

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 56,886 km²

Population: 115,787 Catholics (4.0% of 2,891,617 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Johannesburg

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Peter Claver, St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Statistics: 23 parishes, 1 mission, 38 priests (19 diocesan, 19 religious), 4 deacons, 77 lay religious (22 brothers, 55 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

Address: PO Box 651, Witbank 1035, South Africa

Phone: (013) 656 6827

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.11.06 – ...):Bishop Giuseppe Sandri, M.C.C.J. (72)Bishop Giuseppe Sandri, M.C.C.J. (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Witbank (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giuseppe Sandri, M.C.C.J. (72)Bishop Giuseppe Sandri, M.C.C.J. (72)Permalink
(2009.11.06 – ...)

Bishop of Witbank (South Africa)

Venio ministrare

Born:1946.08.28 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1972.05.27
Consecrated Bishop:2010.01.31

Bishop of Witbank (South Africa) (2009.11.06 – ...)

Archbishop Paul Mandla Khumalo, C.M.M. (71)Bishop Paul Mandla Khumalo, C.M.M. (71) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2001.10.02 – 2008.11.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Pretoria (South Africa)
Military Ordinary emeritus of South African Defence Force (South Africa)

Ut unum sint

Born:1947.02.05 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1973.04.28
Consecrated Bishop:2002.01.27

Bishop of Witbank (South Africa) (2001.10.02 – 2008.11.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pretoria (South Africa) (2008.11.24 – 2009.12.15)

Military Ordinary of South African Defence Force (South Africa) (2008.11.24 – 2009.12.15)

Bishop Mogale Paul NkhumishePermalink
(1987.11.10 – 2000.02.17)

In spe et unitate

Born:1938.02.28 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1967.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1982.02.14
Died:2012.06.29 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Tigisi in Numidia (1981.11.05 – 1984.01.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lydenburg–Witbank (South Africa) (1981.11.05 – 1984.01.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Lydenburg–Witbank (South Africa) (1983 – 1984.01.09)

Bishop of Lydenburg–Witbank (South Africa) (1984.01.09 – 1987.11.10)

Bishop of Witbank (South Africa) (1987.11.10 – 2000.02.17)

Bishop of Pietersburg (South Africa) (2000.02.17 – 2009.09.04)

Bishop of Polokwane (South Africa) (2009.09.04 – 2011.12.09)

Bishops of Lydenburg–Witbank (Roman Rite)

Bishop Mogale Paul NkhumishePermalink
(1984.01.09 – 1987.11.10)

(see above)

Bishop Mogale Paul NkhumishePermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1983 – 1984.01.09)

Bishop Anthony Reiterer, M.C.C.J.Permalink
(1964.09.13 – 1983.02.25)

Born:1908.02.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1933.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1956.05.10
Died:2000.02.20 († 91)

Bishop of Lydenburg (South Africa) (1956.02.29 – 1964.09.13)

Bishop of Lydenburg–Witbank (South Africa) (1964.09.13 – 1983.02.25)

Bishops of Lydenburg (Roman Rite)

Bishop Anthony Reiterer, M.C.C.J.Permalink
(1956.02.29 – 1964.09.13)

(see above)

Bishop Giovanni Riegler, F.S.C.I.Permalink
(1951.01.11 – 1955.10.06)

Born:1901.12.01 (Austria)
Ordained Priest:1926.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1949.01.23
Died:1955.10.06 († 53)

Prefect Apostolic of Lydenburg (South Africa) (1939.06.30 – 1948.12.09)

Titular Bishop of Bita (1948.12.09 – 1951.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Lydenburg (South Africa) (1948.12.09 – 1951.01.11)

Bishop of Lydenburg (South Africa) (1951.01.11 – 1955.10.06)

Vicars Apostolic of Lydenburg (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giovanni Riegler, F.S.C.I.Permalink
(1948.12.09 – 1951.01.11)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Lydenburg (Roman Rite)

Fr. Giovanni Riegler, F.S.C.I. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1939.06.30 – 1948.12.09)

(see above)

Fr. Aloysius Mohn, M.F.S.C.Permalink
(1926 – 1939)

Prefect Apostolic of Lydenburg (South Africa) (1926 – 1939)

Fr. Daniel Kauczor, M.F.S.C.Permalink
(1923 – 1926)

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

Former Prelates


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