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Diocese of

Eshowe

South Africa South Africa

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Eshowe / Eshoven(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Durban

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2021.02.09 – ...):Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M. (81)Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M. (81)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco d’Assisi ad Acilia

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Durban (South Africa)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Eshowe (Roman Rite)

Twitter FeedCardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M. (81)Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M. (81)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.02.09 – ...)

Bishop Xolelo Thaddaeus Kumalo (68)Bishop Xolelo Thaddaeus Kumalo (68)Permalink
(2008.03.11 – 2020.11.25)

Bishop of Witbank (South Africa)

To serve the Lord with one accord

Born:1954.07.02 (Gogela, South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1991.10.10
Consecrated Bishop:2008.06.07

Bishop of Eshowe (South Africa) (2008.03.11 – 2020.11.25)

Bishop of Witbank (South Africa) (2020.11.25 – ...)

Bishop Mansuet Dela BiyasePermalink
(1975.02.28 – 2005.06.26)

Serviam ut crescat grex Dei

Born:1933.10.05 (South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1960.07.10
Consecrated Bishop:1975.06.28
Died:2005.06.26 († 71)

Bishop of Eshowe (South Africa) (1975.02.28 – 2005.06.26)

Bishop Aurelian Bilgeri, O.S.B.Permalink
(1951.01.11 – 1973.07.24)

Born:1909.04.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1936.03.15
Consecrated Bishop:1947.09.14
Died:1973.07.24 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Germanicopolis (1947.06.12 – 1951.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Eshowe (South Africa) (1947.06.12 – 1951.01.11)

Bishop of Eshowe (South Africa) (1951.01.11 – 1973.07.24)

Vicars Apostolic of Eshowe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Aurelian Bilgeri, O.S.B.Permalink
(1947.06.12 – 1951.01.11)

(see above)

Fr. Theodos (Peter) Schall, O.S.B.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1943.05.14 – 1947.08.03)

Bishop Thomas Spreiter, O.S.B.Permalink
(1923.12.11 – 1943.05.14)

Born:1865.12.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1897.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1906.05.01
Died:1944.01.27 († 78)

Vicar Apostolic of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) (1906.03.13 – 1920.11.24)

Titular Bishop of Thenæ (1906.03.13 – 1944.01.27)

Prefect Apostolic of Zululand (South Africa) (1921.08.27 – 1923.12.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Eshowe (South Africa) (1923.12.11 – 1943.05.14)

Prefects Apostolic of Zululand (Roman Rite)

Bishop Thomas Spreiter, O.S.B.Permalink
(1921.08.27 – 1923.12.11)

(see above)

Contact Info

Address: Bishop's House, Private Bag 553, Eshowe 3815, South Africa

Phone: (035) 474 1283

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 26,364 km²

Population: 80,100 Catholics (2.8% of 2,908,900 total) (2020)

Statistics: 34 parishes, 56 priests (41 diocesan, 15 religious), 129 lay religious (29 brothers, 100 sisters), 11 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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