Bishop of Gweru Diocese Rt Rev Xavier Munyongani

Martin Xavier Munyongani – Bishop of Gweru, appointed 11 May 2006, ordained and installed on 26 August 2006

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St. Theresa Cathedral

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 January 1955, 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 (SMB) of Switzerland. The Mission was until that date part of the Salisbury Vicariate. When the Hierarchy was established in this country on 1st January 1955, 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
Diocesan Feastday:  Mary Help of Christians (24 May)

 

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