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Diocese of

Xai-Xai

Mozambique Mozambique

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 75,709 km²

Population: 489,492 Catholics (34.4% of 1,422,460 total) (2018)

Statistics: 27 parishes, 29 priests (17 diocesan, 12 religious), 94 lay religious (15 brothers, 79 sisters) (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Maputo

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Saint John the Baptist

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2004.06.24 – ...):Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (61)Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (61)

President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique

President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa

Second Vice-President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

Ordinaries

Bishops of Xai-Xai (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (61)Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (61)Permalink
(2004.06.24 – ...)

Bishop of Xai-Xai (Mozambique)
President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique
President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa
Second Vice-President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

Born:1959.10.09 (Mozambique)
Ordained Priest:1989.05.14
Consecrated Bishop:2004.10.24

Bishop of Xai-Xai (Mozambique) (2004.06.24 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (2009 – 2015.11.10)

President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (2016.11 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (2018.11.11 – ...)

Second Vice-President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (2019.07.19 – ...)

Cardinal Júlio Duarte Langa (93)Bishop Júlio Duarte Langa (93) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1976.10.01 – 2004.06.24)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gabriele dell’Addolorata
Bishop emeritus of Xai-Xai (Mozambique)

In finem dilexit eos

Born:1927.10.27 (Magunze, Mozambique)
Ordained Priest:1957.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:1976.10.24
Created Cardinal:2015.02.14

Bishop of João Belo (Mozambique) (1976.05.31 – 1976.10.01)

Bishop of Xai-Xai (Mozambique) (1976.10.01 – 2004.06.24)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gabriele dell’Addolorata (2015.02.14 [2015.05.10] – ...)

Bishops of João Belo (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Júlio Duarte Langa (93)Bishop-elect Júlio Duarte Langa (93) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1976.05.31 – 1976.10.01)

(see above)

Bishop Félix Niza RibeiroPermalink
(1972.02.19 – 1976.05.31)

Born:1916.09.29
Ordained Priest:1940.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:1963.03.24
Died:1989.01.19 († 72)

Bishop of Tete (Mozambique) (1962.12.20 – 1972.02.19)

Bishop of João Belo (Mozambique) (1972.02.19 – 1976.05.31)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.01

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