DIOCESE OF GWERU
Diocesan Feastday 24th of May – Mary Help of Christians

Bishop of Gweru Diocese Rt Rev Xavier Munyongani

Bishop of Gweru Diocese Rt Rev Xavier Munyongani

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Bishop MARTIN MUNYANYI
Appointed 11 May 2006 Ordained and installed Bishop of Gweru on 26 August 2006

Address:
Bishop’s House,
77 Kopje Road,
Box 622, Gweru
Tel: (054) 223565 Fax: (054) 223381/223181
E-mail: gwerudiocese@yahoo.com

First Bishop: Rt. Rev. Bishop Alois Haene (Died 19/02/1999).
Second Bishop: Rt. Rev. Bishop Tobias Chiginya (Died 14/01/1987).
Third Bishop: Rt. Rev. Bishop Francis Xavier Mugadzi (Died 06/02/2004)
Fourth Bishop: Rt. Rev. Martin Munyanyi – Bishop Emeritus

Fort Victoria Prefecture, named after the town Fort Victoria, now Masvingo, was erected on 14 November 1946 and committed to the care of the Bethlehem Fathers (S.M.B.) of Switzerland. The Mission was until that date part of the Salisbury Vicariate. When the Hierarchy was established in this country on 1st January1955, the Vicariate of Fort Victoria became the Diocese of Gweru. In 1999, the Diocese was sub-divided and the new Diocese of Masvingo was created.Fort Victoria Prefecture, named after the town Fort Victoria, now Masvingo, was erected on 14 November 1946 and committed to the care of the Bethlehem Fathers (S.M.B.) of Switzerland. The Mission was until that date part of the Salisbury Vicariate. When the Hierarchy was established in this country on 1st January1955, the Vicariate of Fort Victoria became the Diocese of Gweru. In 1999, the Diocese was sub-divided and the new Diocese of Masvingo was created.

The Diocese comprises of the following civil districts, Gweru, Kwekwe, Shurugwi, Chirumhanzu, Zvishavane and Mberengwa.

Area: 29 158 square kilometres
Population: 1 521 000
Catholics: 381 659

CURIA AND ADMINISTRATION

Vicar General: Very Rev Fr. Lawrence Pasipamire
Financial Administrator: Fr. Terrence Mapwashike
Secretary: Fr. Tinos Matanga
Receptionist: Sr. Helen Nyathi
Chancellor: Fr. Hendrix Mutodzaniso
Lay Apostolate: Fr. James Maramwidze
Education Secretary: Sr. Patricia Rubaya
CCJP Coordinator:
Mr. Mawuta
CCJP Adviser: Fr. Alex Mabhachi
Youth Coordinator: Fr. Victor Musendeki
Health Coordinator: Sr. Irene Mabonga
CARITAS Coordinator:
Sr. Blandina Makuvise
CARITAS Ex-Officio: Fr. Terrence Mapwashike
Liturgy: Fr. Kudakwashe Musvevereki
Catechetics: Fr. James Maramwidze
Promoter of Vocations/Studies: Fr. Augustine Chirikadzi
PMS Fr. James Maramwidze
Composer’s Team: Fr. Frederick Nhakuza
Career Development educ. Support: Sr. Mary Frances Kobets MM

Consultors:

  • Fr. Lawrence Pasipamire, Fr. Hendrix Mutodzaniso, Br. Herbert Mangove, Br. Martin Mafa, Fr. Joaquim Chukucha, Fr. Augustine Chirikadzi, Fr. Joseph Grebber, Fr. Bernard Digwei.

Finance Committee:

  • Fr. Lawrence Pasipamire, Mrs Perpetua Karimazondo, Fr. Terrence Mapwashike, Fr. Anthony Wey SMB, Br. Herbet Mangove, Sr. Bernadet Chabhongora, Sr. Gandashanga, Mr. Killian Ukama, Mrs. Shiela Makore, Mrs. Patricia Freddy

Diocesan Clergy Chairman: Fr. Gilbert Chibhira.

Diocesan Pastoral Chairman: Mr. Killian Ukama.