DIOCESE OF HWANGE
Diocesan Feastday
: December 8 The Immaculate Conception

Rt. Rev Albert Serrano-Hwange Diocese

Rt. Rev Albert Serrano-Hwange Diocese

Bishop ALBERTO SERRANO SMI
Appointed Bishop of Hwange on 5th December 2006 Ordained and installed on 3rd February 2007 at Hwange

Address: Bishop’s House,
Old Bulawayo Road
Box 25, Hwange
Tel : (081) 22325
Fax : (081) 22260
E-mail : bishouse@comone.co.zw

The Prefecture of Hwange, cut off from the Apostolic Vicariates of Salisbury and Bulawayo was erected on 29th June 1953 and confided to the Fathers of the Spanish Mission Institute (SMI). The first Prefect Apostolic was Mgr Francis Font, 1953-1955 (+1961), followed by Mgr Dominic Ros, 1955-1963 (+1966). On 1st March 1963, the Prefecture of Hwange became a Diocese. On 3rd July 1991, the civil district of Gokwe, the area of Omay between the Sengwa and Sanyati rivers in the Kariba district, and the area of the Nkayi district north of the Shangani river, were cut from the Diocese of Hwange and formed into the Diocese of Gokwe.

The Diocese of Hwange comprises the following civil districts: Hwange, Binga, and the part of Lupane north of the Shabula river. It is bounded on the North by Zambezi river, on the West by Botswana, on the East by the civil districts of Omay, Gokwe, Lupane and on the South by Nyamandlovu.

Area : 43,427 square kilometres
Population : 346,697
Catholics : 38,175

CURIA AND ADMINISTRATION

Vicar General: Very Rev. Fr. Marko Rumuma
Judicial Vicar: Very Rev. Fr. Joshua del Barrio
Chancellor (ad interim) Fr. Johannes Alarcia
Pastoral Vicar: Pending
Treasurer: Fr. Johannes Alarcia
Secretary/Receptionist: Sr. Mercy Machona CMFC
CONSULTORS:
Frs. M. Rumuma,, A. Trujillo, J. del Barrio, Jeyaraj Muthusami OFM Cap. Eusebius J. Nyathi
FINANCE COMMITTEE:
Frs. Johannes Alarcia,, Marko Rumuma, Joshua N. Nyoni, A. Trujillo,
DIOCESAN DELEGATES:
Education Secretary: Fr. Jimu Muleya
Liturgy & Sacred Music: Fr. Marko Rumuma
Catechetics: Fr. Mgcini J. Moyo
Promoter of Vocations Fr. Jimu Muleya
Ongoing Formation of Priests: Fr. Joshua N.Nyoni
PMS: Fr. Luis Carlos Rilova
Social Communications: Fr. Keto P. Sithole
Family Apostolate: Pending
Biblical Apostolate Fr. Alphonse Trujillo
Ecumenism: Fr. Nemesio Frias
SPIRITUAL ADVISORS:
Justice and Peace: Fr. Stanislaus W. Lumano
Legion of Mary: Fr. Timothy J. Peacock
Men of St. Joseph: Fr. Jabulani Nyoni
St. Anne’s Association Fr. Marko Rumuna,
Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Fr. Masimba Nyoni
Catholic Youth Association: Fr. Christopher Sibanda
Caritas: Ex Officio: Fr. Johannes Alarcia
PASTORAL CENTRES:
Chimuniko Pastoral Centre (St. Mary’s Mission): Fr. Mgcini J. Moyo
Dingindlela Pastoral Centre (Jotsholo): Fr. Alphonse Trujillo
Tusimpe Pastoral Centre (Binga): Fr. Joshua del Barrio
DIOCESAN COORDINATORS:
AIDS & Orphans Care (Lubhancho House): Sr. Otillia Nyoni, CMFC
Health: Sr. Monica Nene, CMFC
Youth: Sr. Siphumuzile Ndlovu, CPS
Caritas: Mr. Super Dube
Justice and Peace: Pending
SENATE OF PRIESTS:
Organising Secretary: Fr. Nicholas Nkamba
Recording Secretary: Fr. Masimba Nyoni

For more information on Hwange Diocese visit: www.hwangediocese.org