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Diocese of

Gweru

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Gweru / Gueruen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bulawayo

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.09.11 – ...):Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro (54)Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro (54)

Apostolic Administrator of Gokwe (Zimbabwe)

General Secretary of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa

Ordinaries

Bishops of Gweru (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro (54)Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro (54)
(2020.09.11 – ...)

Bishop of Gweru (Zimbabwe)
Apostolic Administrator of Gokwe (Zimbabwe)
General Secretary of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa

Fiat voluntas tua

Born:1968.10.11 (Gweru, Zimbabwe)
Ordained Priest:1998.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:2017.04.29

Bishop of Gokwe (Zimbabwe) (2017.01.28 – 2020.09.11)

Bishop of Gweru (Zimbabwe) (2020.09.11 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Gokwe (Zimbabwe) (2020.09.11 – ...)

General Secretary of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (2022.09.26 – ...)

Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera (73)Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera (73)
(Apostolic Administrator 2017.10.24 – 2020.09.11)

Bishop Xavier Johnsai Munyongani
(2013.06.15 – 2017.10.15)

Born:1950.01.01 (Zimbabwe)
Ordained Priest:1977.08.20
Consecrated Bishop:2013.09.14
Died:2017.10.15 († 67)

Bishop of Gweru (Zimbabwe) (2013.06.15 – 2017.10.15)

Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera (73)Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera (73)
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.04.28 – 2013.06.15)

Bishop Martin Munyanyi
(2006.05.11 – 2012.04.28)

Born:1956.01.03 (Bikita, Zimbabwe)
Ordained Priest:1983.09.03
Consecrated Bishop:2006.08.26
Died:2022.05.15 (Shurugwi, Zimbabwe † 66)

Bishop of Gweru (Zimbabwe) (2006.05.11 – 2012.04.28)

Bishop Francis Xavier Mugadzi
(1988.10.25 – 2004.02.06)

Born:1931.02.20 (Zimbabwe)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.14
Died:2004.02.06 († 72)

Bishop of Gweru (Zimbabwe) (1988.10.25 – 2004.02.06)

President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1994 – 1998)

Bishop Tobias Wunganayi Chiginya
(1982.06.25 – 1987.01.14)

Born:1935.03.05 (Zimbabwe)
Ordained Priest:1966.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1977.04.30
Died:1987.01.14 († 51)

Bishop of Gwelo (Zimbabwe) (1977.02.03 – 1982.06.25)

Bishop of Gweru (Zimbabwe) (1982.06.25 – 1987.01.14)

President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1984 – 1987)

Bishops of Gwelo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Tobias Wunganayi Chiginya
(1977.02.03 – 1982.06.25)

(see above)

Bishop Aloysius Haene, S.M.B.
(1955.01.01 – 1977.02.03)

Born:1910.08.06 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1939.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1950.10.01
Died:1999.02.19 († 88)

Prefect Apostolic of Fort Victoria (Zimbabwe) (1947.03.28 – 1950.06.24)

Titular Bishop of Nepte (1950.06.24 – 1955.01.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Fort Victoria (Zimbabwe) (1950.06.24 – 1955.01.01)

Bishop of Gwelo (Zimbabwe) (1955.01.01 – 1977.02.03)

President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1972 – 1974)

Vicars Apostolic of Fort Victoria (Roman Rite)

Bishop Aloysius Haene, S.M.B.
(1950.06.24 – 1955.01.01)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Fort Victoria (Roman Rite)

Fr. Aloysius Haene, S.M.B. (later Bishop)
(1947.03.28 – 1950.06.24)

(see above)

Contact Info

Address: Bishop’s House, 77 Kopje Road, Box 622, Gweru, Zimbabwe

Phone: (054) 223565

Statistics

Area: 29,158 km²

Population: 459,450 Catholics (17.0% of 2,696,600 total) (2020)

Statistics: 38 parishes, 61 priests (55 diocesan, 6 religious), 337 lay religious (50 brothers, 287 sisters), 31 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Mary Help of Christians (May 24)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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