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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bulawayo

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bulawayo (Latin: Bulauaien(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.

Archdiocese of Bulawayo

Archidioecesis Bulauaiensis
The nave of St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica (1).jpg
The nave of St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Bulawayo
Location
Country Zimbabwe
TerritoryBulilima, Mangwe, Nyamandhlovu, Tsholotsho, Bubi, part of Lupane and Nkayi with Shangani River as boundary, Insiza, Umzingwane, Beitbridge and Gwanda west of Umzingwane River, Matobo
Ecclesiastical provinceBulawayo
MetropolitanBulawayo
Statistics
Area66,956 km2 (25,852 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,849,000
113,266 (6.1%)
Parishes38
Schools22
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman rite
EstablishedJanuary 4, 1931
CathedralSt. Mary's the Cathedral Basilica of Immaculate Conception, Bulawayo
Patron saintImmaculate Heart of Mary
Secular priests39
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopAlex Kaliyanil
Vicar GeneralHlakanipha Dube
Bishops emeritus
Website
bulawayoarchdiocese.org

HistoryEdit

  • January 4, 1931: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Bulawayo from the Apostolic Prefecture of Salisbury
  • July 18, 1932: Promoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Bulawayo
  • April 13, 1937: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Bulawayo
  • January 1, 1955: Promoted as Diocese of Bulawayo
  • June 10, 1994: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bulawayo

CathedralEdit

The seat of the archbishop is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bulawayo.

LeadershipEdit

Prefect of BulawayoEdit

Ecclesiastical Superior of BulawayoEdit

Prefect Apostolic of BulawayoEdit

Vicars Apostolic of BulawayoEdit

Bishops of BulawayoEdit

Archbishops of BulawayoEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • "Archdiocese of Bulawayo". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 16 May 2011.

SourcesEdit