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Diocese of

Gaborone

Botswana Botswana

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 127,375 km²

Population: 90,000 Catholics (7.1% of 1,263,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 27 parishes, 46 priests (21 diocesan, 25 religious), 3 deacons, 82 lay religious (26 brothers, 56 sisters), 10 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Pretoria

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Sorrows

Address: PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana

Phone: (00267) 395 2928

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.06.06 – ...):Archbishop Franklyn Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (72)Archbishop Franklyn Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (72)

Archbishop ad personam

Ordinaries

Bishops of Gaborone (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Franklyn Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (72)Archbishop Franklyn Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (72)Permalink
(2019.06.06 – ...)

Bishop of Gaborone (Botswana)
Archbishop ad personam

Servus Domini

Born:1949.07.07 (Ghana)
Ordained Priest:1980.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:1998.11.07

Titular Bishop of Pauzera (1998.06.27 – 2017.10.02)

Vicar Apostolic of Francistown (Botswana) (1998.06.27 – 2017.10.02)

Apostolic Administrator of Gaborone (Botswana) (2017.08.09 – 2019.06.06)

Bishop of Francistown (Botswana) (2017.10.02 – 2019.06.06)

Bishop of Gaborone (Botswana) (2019.06.06 – ...)

Archbishop ad personam (2021.07.05 – ...)

Archbishop Franklyn Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (72)Bishop Franklyn Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (72) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2017.08.09 – 2019.06.06)

Bishop Valentine Tsamma Seane (54)Bishop Valentine Tsamma Seane (54)Permalink
(2009.02.05 – 2017.08.09)

Bishop emeritus of Gaborone (Botswana)

Deus caritas est

Born:1966.11.02 (Botswana)
Ordained Priest:1994.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2009.04.25

Bishop of Gaborone (Botswana) (2009.02.05 – 2017.08.09)

Vice-President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2016.01.28 – 2018.02)

Bishop Boniface Tshosa SetlalekgosiPermalink
(1981.11.30 – 2009.02.05)

Renouveler

Born:1927.09.14 (Botswana)
Ordained Priest:1963.07.22
Consecrated Bishop:1982.03.06
Died:2019.01.25 († 91)

Bishop of Gaborone (Botswana) (1981.11.30 – 2009.02.05)

Bishop Urban Charles Joseph Murphy, C.P.Permalink
(1970.04.07 – 1981.02.28)

Born:1919.07.12 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1945.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1966.09.14
Died:1981.02.28 († 61)

Prefect Apostolic of Bechuanaland (Botswana) (1959.04.24 – 1966.08.05)

Bishop of Gaberones (Botswana) (1966.08.05 – 1970.04.07)

Bishop of Gaborone (Botswana) (1970.04.07 – 1981.02.28)

Bishops of Gaberones (Roman Rite)

Bishop Urban Charles Joseph Murphy, C.P.Permalink
(1966.08.05 – 1970.04.07)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Bechuanaland (Roman Rite)

Fr. Urban Charles Joseph Murphy, C.P. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1959.04.24 – 1966.08.05)

(see above)


as of 2021.09.23

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