Bishops, in union with and in subordination to the Pope, serve the people of their own dioceses with ordinary jurisdiction and authority. They also have, in collegiate manner with the Pope and with each other, concern and efforts for the general welfare of the whole Church. The Zimbabwean Bishops form, as their coordinating body, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC), which was constituted by Roman Decree on 1 October 1969.
Archbishop Robert Ndlovu
Archbishop Robert Ndlovu
Archbishop Ndlovu is the head of the Archdiocese of Harare.
He was ordained Bishop of Hwange on 9 May 1999, appointed Archbishop of Harare on 10 June 2004 and installed Archbishop of Harare on 21 August 2004.
He is the current president of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference and chairman of the National Marriage Tribunal.
Bishop Emeritus Angelo Floro Martínez
He was appointed Bishop of Gokwe on 15 October 1999, ordained and installed at Gokwe on 19 February 2000.
On 28 January 2017 he retired.
Bishop Emeritus Alexio Muchabaiwa
Bishop Alexio succeeded Donal Lamont OCarm as bishop of Mutare.
He was appointed on the 27 of November 1981, ordained and installed on 21 February 1982, and retired on 28 May 2016.
Bishop Emeritus Scholz Dieter
Dieter B. Scholz SJ was appointed as the Bishop of Chinhoyi by Pope Benedict XVI on 7 March 2006 and was ordained on 2 September 2006. He retired on 17 Feb 2016.
Bishop Xavier Johnsai Munyongani
Bishop Munyongani is the head of Gweru Diocese.
He was ordained and installed on 14 September 2013 at Mkoba Stadium in Gweru town as the fifth bishop to lead the diocese.
He is a chairman of the National Catholic Council of the Laity and National Catholic Youth Council.
Bishop José Alberto Serrano
Alberto Serrano was appointed bishop of Hwange on 5 December 2006 and was installed on 3 February 2007.
He serves as a chairman of the Commission for Evangelisation and Catechesis and Commission for Laity and Liturgy.
Michael Dixon Bhasera
He was appointed the first bishop of Masvingo on 9 February 1999 and installed on 24 April 1999. Before the creation of Masvingo Diocese he was the bishop of Gokwe Diocese.
Bishop Bhasera is current president of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference. He serves also as a chairman of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, CPLO, and Marriage and Family Commission.
Alex Thomas Kaliyanil
Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil
Alex Thomas is the Archbishop of Bulawayo.
The Divine Word Missionary from India was appointed archbishop on 20 June 2009, ordained and installed at Bulawayo on 12 September 2009.
He is a secretary and treasurer of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference and a chairman of the Caritas Zimbabwe, Health Commission, and HIV and AIDS Desk.