Roman Catholic Diocese of Eshowe

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Eshowe (Latin: Eshoven(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Eshowe in the Ecclesiastical province of Durban in South Africa.

Diocese of Eshowe

Dioecesis Eshovensis
Location
Country South Africa
MetropolitanDurban
Statistics
Area26,364 km2 (10,179 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
2,200,600
81,000 (3.7%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSede vacante

HistoryEdit

  • August 27, 1921: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Zululand from the Apostolic Vicariate of Natal
  • December 11, 1923: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Eshowe
  • January 11, 1951: Promoted as Diocese of Eshowe

Special churchesEdit

The Cathedral is the Cathedral of St. Therese of the Little Flower in Eshowe.

LeadershipEdit

  • Prefect Apostolic of Zululand (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Thomas Spreiter, O.S.B. (1921-08-27 – 1923-12-11 see below)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Eshowe (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Eshowe (Roman rite)

See alsoEdit

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Coordinates: 33°35′00″S 22°12′00″E / 33.5833°S 22.2000°E / -33.5833; 22.2000