Roman Catholic Diocese of Oudtshoorn

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oudtshoorn (Latin: Oudtshoornen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Oudtshoorn in the Ecclesiastical province of Cape Town in South Africa.

Diocese of Oudtshoorn

Dioecesis Oudtshoornensis
CountrySouth Africa
MetropolitanCape Town
Area113,343 km2 (43,762 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
26,344 (2.6%)
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Current leadership
BishopNoel Andrew Rucastle
Bishops emeritusEdward Robert Adams
Francisco Fortunato De Gouveia
Bishop Francisco Fortunato De Gouveia

On 4 May 2020, Noel Andrew Rucastle, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, was appointed Bishop of Oudtshoorn.

History edit

  • 3 August 1874: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Cape of Good Hope, Central District from the Apostolic Vicariate of Cape of Good Hope, Western District
  • 13 June 1939: Renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Oudtshoorn
  • 9 December 1948: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Oudtshoorn
  • 11 January 1951: Promoted as Diocese of Oudtshoorn

Special churches edit

  • The cathedral is St. Saviour's Cathedral in Oudtshoorn.

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Sources edit

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