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Archbishop’s House, 9 Ave. / Lobengula Street, P.O.Box 837, Bulawayo
tel:+263 (09) 63590,     fax:+263 (09) 60359
e-mail form

 Denomination  Roman Catholic
 Rite  Roman rite
 Latin name  Archidioecesis Bulauaiensis
 Established  10.06.1994
 Area  69.456 square km
 Population  1,4000,000
 Catholics  64,285
 Cathedral  of the Immaculate Conception
 Feastday

The Immaculate Heart of Mary

 Archbishop  The Most Rev. Alex Thomas

Most Reverend Archbishop Alexander Thomas Kaliyanil SVD

 

Archbishop Thomas was born on 27th May 1960 in Vallamchira parish in the Archdiocese of Changanacherry in India in a very strong Catholic family with a tradition of priesthood and has a sister who is a nun with the Bethany Sisters.

He had his basic education in his home town before he joined the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) Minor Seminary in Changanacherry. He completed his Philosophy and Theological studies at Jnana Deepa Didyapeeth in Pune in India. He also obtained a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Mysore University.

Archbishop Alex took his final vows in 1987, and was ordained a priest on 7 May 1988 at St. Mary’s Church, Vallamchira, India. Since 1989 Archbishop Alex has been serving as a SVD missionary in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, young Archbishop Alex was first assigned as Assistant Priest at Holy Cross Parish in Tshabalala (1990-1992) before he was promoted as Parish Priest of the Embakwe Mission (1992–97). Between 1997-2005 he was Parish Priest of St. Joseph Parish at Tsholotsho. During that period, he was elected Dean of Southern and Northern Deanery.

In March 2005 he was appointed, Archdiocesan Financial Administrator before he was elected Superior of the SVD Region in Zimbabwe in June 2008. Since 2001, Archbishop Thomas has been Ex-Officio Advisor to Catholic Development Commission (Caritas Zimbabwe). Archbishop Thomas was also chaplain to the University students in Bulawayo.

 

Contact Archbishop Alex...

 

 

Contacts

e.g. Nkomo, diocesan consultor, plumtree, capuchin, sji, hospital

NumPositionNamePlace & AddressPhone & Fax & E-mail
01.a Most Reverend Archbishop Archbishop
Alex Thomas Kaliyanil SVD
Archbishop’s House
9th Ave. / Lobengula Street
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo

Tel: (09) 63590
Fax: (09) 60359
e-mail form

01.b Vicar General Fr. Hlakanipha Dube St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Church of the Immaculate Conception 
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 60889
       (09) 69572
01.c Chancellor
Financial Administrator
Fr. Pius Dumani Sibanda Archbishop’s House
9th Ave. / Lobengula Street
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 884 280
e-mail form
01.d Secretary Mrs. Rita Normanton Archbishop’s House
9th Ave. / Lobengula Street
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo
e-mail form
01.e Receptionist Sr. Austen Tshabalala AMR Archbishop’s House
9th Ave. / Lobengula Street
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 63590
01.f Youth Office Director Mrs. F. Makhaza Bishop’s House,
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 882 727
01.f Christian Community Organizer
Diocesan Pastoral Team Chairperson
  P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo Tel: (09) 888 719
01.f Pastoral Coordinating Team Member Mr. Raphael Zulu    
01.f Financial Council Member Mr. Charles Dube    
01.f Financial Council Member Mr. Andrew Phiri    
01.f Financial Council Member Mrs. Cathrine Ganyane    
01.f Financial Council Member Mr. Innocent Nezungai    
01.f Education Secretary Mrs. S. Kaseke P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo Tel: (09) 60885
01.f Director of Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace   Archdiocese of Bulawayo
Box 837 Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 885 050
01.f Promoter of Vocations Fr. Agreement Ngwenya St. Bernard's Minor Seminary
P.O. Box 90 Pumula Bulawayo
Tel: (09)424 372
01.f Health Secretariat Ms. F. Sibindi Archbishop’s House
9th Ave. / Lobengula Street
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 67885
01.f Marriage & Family Promoter Fr. Simon Mabhena P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo  
01.f Catholic Development Commission
Caritas Coordinator
Mr. Welcome Sibanda P.O. Box 830, Bulawayo Tel: (09) 69218
Fax:(09) 69218
01.f Diocesan Education Board Member Mr. J. Hadebe    
01.f Diocesan Education Board Member Mr. A. Ndlovu    
01.f Marriage Encounter Movement Diocesan Coordinator Mr. Martin & Mrs. Avril Brittain 3 Enstone Rd., Montrose, Bulawayo  
01.f Social Communication Department Office   P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo  
01.f Chaplain for Biblical Apostolate
Pontifical Mission Aid Society
Chaplain for Holy Childhood
Fr. James Batsirai P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo  
01.f Chaplain for St. Joseph's      
01.f Chaplain for Catholic Students Fr. Kamil Kočan SVD SVD Mission House
P.O. Box AC 1143
40 Chepstow Rd, Riverside, Bulawayo

Tel: 0778 940 351

e-mail form

01.f Chaplain for Prisons Fr. Charles Mafurutu St. Mary's Cathedral
P.O. Box 837 Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 60889, 69572

02. Rector of the Basilica.
Spiritual Director of: CWL, St. Anne's, Sodality of Our Lady and the  Sacred Heart Association
Fr. Hlakanipha Dube St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica 
P.O. Box 837 Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 60889
02. Assistant Priest Fr. Bongani Paul Mhlanga St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica
P.O. Box 837 Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 60889
02. Assistant Priest Fr. Achim Sidakara St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica
P.O. Box 837 Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 60889
02.   Fr. Bernard Ndlovu St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 60889
02.a  Superior  of the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sr. Erica Paulser OP Dominican Convent
P.O. Box 530, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 61485
02.b  Headmistress  Sr. Tsitsidzashe Chikwani OP Dominican Primary School
P.O. Box 530, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 77687
02.c  Headmistress  Mrs. Mathe Dominican Secondary School
P.O. Box 530, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 66235
02.d   Sr. Hilary Nyathi AMR
Sr. Ambrose Sebele AMR
Sr. Esther Sakala AMR
Sr. Austen Tshabalala
AMR Convent
P.O. Box 837 Bualwayo
Tel / Fax: (09) 60889, 69572
03 Priest in Charge Fr. Johane Maseko St. Anthony's Parish
27 Volkshenk Drive, Barham Green,Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 469 652
03.a  SMI House Fr. Angel Arnoldus SMI  27 Volshenk Drive, Barham Green Bulawayo Tel: (09) 478 479
04.   Fr. Charles Mafurutu The Barracks-
St. Christopher Parish
P. O. Llewellin Barracks, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 540 772/3
05. Priest in Charge Fr. Alex Sikhohliso Ndlovu Holy Trinity Parish
P.O. Box 18, Luveve, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 560 130
06. Priest in Charge Fr. Peter Savariapitchai OFM Cap St. Padre Pio Parish
Emakhandeni,
c/o
P.O. Box 100 Entumbane Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 410 004
07. Priest in Charge Fr.Peter Savariapitchai OFM Cap Our Lady Queen of Peace
P.O. Box 100 Entumbane
Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 410 004
08.  Priest in Charge Fr. Stephen Chikwanda CMM Christ the King Parish
P.O. Box 9006, Hillside, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 241 187
08. Assistant Priest Fr. Adrian Maqhawe Ndlovu CMM Christ the King Parish
P.O. Box 9006, Hillside, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 241 187
08.a Superior of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood Sr. Yeyani A. Nyoni FMDM FMDM Convent
P.O. Box 2133, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 240 007
Fax:(09) 242 105
08.b AMR Superior

Sr. Mary Margaret Moyo AMR

AMR Generalate
11 Byron Road, Malindela, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 241 359
08.c     St. Philip Catholic School of Discipleship and Evangelization
P.O. Box 9355 Hillside, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 244 067
09. Priest in Charge Fr. Sholto Douglas OMI Body and Blood of Christ Parish, Kenilworth
Cnr. Fisher Road 15398 Dollar Road
Kenilworth, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 202 326
09.a SJI Senior Sister Sr. A. Taperewa 5 Long Road, Northend, Bulawayo.
P.O. Box AC27, Ascot ,Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 216 261
10.   Fr. Charles Mafurutu Khami Community
P.O. Box 2094, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 64227
11. Priest in Charge
Formator of Deacons
Fr. Charles Rensburg OMI Our Lady of Lourdes, Kumalo
P.O. Box AC 126, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 231 192
11. Assistant Priest Fr. Elphas Khoza OMI Our Lady of Lourdes
P.O. Box AC 126, Ascot
Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 231 192
11. Permanent Deacon Mr. Charles Dube Our Lady of Lourdes, Kumalo
P.O. Box AC 126, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 231 192
11.a     AMR Convent, Kumalo
P.O. Box AC 62, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 233 235
11.b AMR Novice Mistress Sr. Leonie Sibanda AMR AMR Novitiate St. Theresa
P.O. Box AC 62, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 257 024
11.c Administrator Emthonjeni  Centre Fr. Limukani Ndlovu Emthonjeni Pastoral Centre
P.O. Box AC 127, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 230 346
11.d Christian Brothers Superior Br. Kostka Turner CFC P.O. Box 1996, Bulawayo 2 Kelvedon Road, Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo Tel: (09) 282 134
11.e Christian Brothers Formator Br. Kostka Turner CFC
Br. Andrew Donald Kennedy CFC
Br. Alan Riley CFC
CFC Formation House
6 Kelvedon Road, Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo
Fax: (09) 282 656
Tel:  (09) 282 656
11.f Primary School Headmaster  Mr. C. Chiromo St. Thomas Aquinas Primary School
P.O. Box AC 94, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 231 518
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11.g Capuchin Superior 
 
Fr. Lawrence Thavamainickam OFM Cap St. Francis Capuchin Friary
57, Jaywick Road,
Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 285 427
Tel / Fax: (09) 285 357
11.g  Director of Capuchin Postulants Fr. John Devasinegam OFM Cap St. Francis Capuchin Friary
57, Jaywick Road,
Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 285 427
Tel / Fax: (09) 285 357
11.h SVD Zimbabwe Mission Superior Fr. Tadeusz Grenda SVD SVD Mission House
P.O. Box AC 1143
Chepstow Rd 40, Riverside, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 288 825
12. Priest in Charge Fr. Syden Ngwenya Uganda Martyrs Parish, Luveve
P.O. Box 91, Luveve, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 527 242
12. Assistant Priest Fr. Crelly Benedict Ncube Uganda Martyrs Parish, Luveve.
P.O. Box 91, Luveve,
Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 527 242
12. Permanent Deacon Mr. Joseph Chikwangura Uganda Martyrs Parish, Luveve
P.O. Box 91, Luveve, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 527 242
13. Priest in Charge Fr. Hebron Wilson St. Adolph Ludigo Parish, Magwegwe P.O. Box 14, Magwegwe, Bulawayo Tel: (09) 424 437
14. Priest in Charge Fr. Reason Mlilo St. Peter & Paul Parish, Mpopoma
P.O. Box 1090, Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 408 862
14.  Permanent Deacon Mr. Cleopas Muzvimbiri St. Peter & Paul Parish,
Mpopoma
p.O. Box 1090, Bulawayo
Tel. : (09) 408 862
15. Priest in Charge Fr. Peter Mthombeni St. Patrick’s Parish, Mzilikazi
P.O. Box 104, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 62293
15. Assistant Priest Fr. Mandlenkosi Ndlovu St. Patrick’s Parish, Mzilikazi
P.O. Box 104, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 62293
15.a

Primary School Headmistress

 Mrs. S. Kaseke St. Patrick's Primary Day School
P.O. Box RY 149, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 60885
16. Priest in Charge  Fr. Fernando Ncube St. Pius X Parish, Njube
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 403 455
16. Assistant Priest Fr. Hughine Marizane St. Pius X Parish, Njube
P.O. Box 473 Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 403 455
16. Permanent Deacon Mr. Fidelis Kwindingwi St. Pius X Parish, Njube
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 403 455
16.a     CPS Convent, Njube
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 414 127
16.b     St.Pius
Nursery School and Nurses Training(CECEC)
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 419 386
16.c     Enkanyisweni Centre Study Group
Independent Technical College
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 402 953
17. Priest in Charge Fr. Tapera Muserere SVD Holy Family Parish, Nketa
3793 Nketa 7,
P.O. Nkulumane, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 471 795
17. Permanent Deacon Mr. Raphael Ncube Holy Family Parish, Nketa
3793 Nketa 7, P.O. Nkulumane, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 471 795
18. Priest in Charge
Spiritual Director:  Legion Of Mary
Fr. Claudius Lupahla St. Martin de Porres Parish, Emganwini
2442 Emganwini, Bulawayo
 
18. Assistant Priest Fr. Elisha Nyathi St. Martin de Porres Parish,
Emganwini
2442 Emganwini, Bulawayo
 
19. Priest in Charge Fr. Cephas Gumbo St. John the Baptist Parish, Nkulumane
P.O. Box 5100, Nkulumane, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 481 407
19. Permanent Deacon Mr. Onias Mavis St. John the Baptist Parish, Nkulumane
P.O. Box 5100, Nkulumane, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 481 407
19.a     AMR Convent
P.O. Nkulumane, House No. 897, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 486 977
20. Priest in Charge Fr. Fransiskus Bhoka SVD Holy Spirit Parish, Nkulumane
14088 Nkulumane 12, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 485 535
21. Priest in Charge  Fr. Albert Msimanga St. Thomas Parish, North Trenance
P.O. Box 2288, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 205 815
21. Permanent Deacon Mr. Hendrik Vermaak St. Thomas Parish, North Trenance
P.O. Box 2288, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 205 815
21.a OMI Mission Superior Fr. Charles Nabwenje OMI OMI Administration House
17 Tagore Road, Highmount, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 202 263
22. Priest in Charge Fr. Agreement Ngwenya St. Bernard’s Mission, Pumula - Hyde Park
P.O. Box 80, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 429 107
22. Assistant Priest Fr. Titus Lithini Ndlovu St. Bernard's Mission
Pumula- Hyde Park
P.O. Box 80, Pumula
Bulawayo 
Tel.: (09) 429 107
22. Permanent Deacon Mr. Wilfred Ndlovu St. Bernard’s Mission, Pumula - Hyde Park
P.O. Box 80, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 429 107
22.a     Notre Dame Convent, Pumula
P.O. Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 429 104
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22.b     Notre Dame Formation House, Cuvilly
P.O. Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 429 103
22.c Minor Seminary Rector Fr. Agreement Ngwenya St. Bernard’s Minor Seminary
P.O. Box 90, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 424 372
22.d Secondary School Headmistress  Mrs. R. Maphosa St. Bernard’s Secondary Day School Tel: (09) 424 350
22.e Primary School Headmistress  Mrs. F. Nyathi St. Bernard’s Primary Day School Tel: (09) 429 105
23. Priest in Charge Fr. Antoon Janssen CMM Our Lady Of Fatima Parish,
Pumula South
P. O. Box 70, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 421 851
23. Permanent Deacon Mr. Leonard Mukombe Our Lady Of Fatima Parish, Pumula South
P. O. Box 70, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 421 851
24. Priest in Charge Fr. Roy Chimbindi CMM St. Andrew’s Parish, Queens Park
P.O. Box QP 3, Queens Park, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 226 819
Cell: 0773 226 405
24a Major Seminary Rector Fr. Joshua Nyoni St Augustine's Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800 Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
24.a  Spiritual Director Fr. Raphael Ncube St. Augustine’s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
24a  Dean Fr. Edward Bingare St. Augustine"s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800 Bulawayo
Tel:(09) 200 282
24.a  Lecturer Fr. George Croft SJ St. Augustine’s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
24.a Jesuit Superior
Lecturer
Fr. Andrew Thekkekara SJ St. Augustine’s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
24.a   Sr. Henrietta Ncube AMR
Sr. Mary Petronella Ncube AMR
St. Augustine’s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
24.b CPS Superior  Sr.Veronica Mary Dingi CPS CPS Provincial House
P.O. Box 975, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 227 190
Fax: (09) 226 548
24.c     CPS Convent of Our Lady
P.O. Box 975, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 226 134
24.d

CMM Provincial Superior 

Fr. Peter Nkomazana CMM CMM Provincialate, P.O.Box QP 100, 2 Meldrum Road, Queens Park, Bulawayo Tel: (09) 226 387
Fax: 226 692
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24d   Fr. Andrew Heier CMM CMM Provincialate, P.O. Box QP 100, 2 Meldrum Road, Queens Park, Bulawayo Tel.:(09) 226 387
24.d   Br. Roland Altmannsperger CMM CMM Provincialate
P.O. Box QP 100, Meldrum Ave 2,
Queens Park, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 226 387
Fax: (09) 226 692
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24e   Fr. Pamidzai Mudzudza OMI OMI Mazenod House
P.O. Box QP 157, Queens Park, Bulawayo
Tel.: (09)  296 747
25. Priest in Charge Fr. Pius D. Sibanda Holy Cross Parish, Tshabalala
P.O. Tshabalala, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 484 364, 
      (09) 323 239
25. Assistant Priest Fr. Gilbert Moyo Holy Cross Parish, Tshabalala
P.O. Tshabalala, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 484 364, 09 323 239
25. Permanent Deacon Mr. Denis Chiume Holy Cross Parish, Tshabalala
P.O. Tshabalala, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 484 364, 09 323 239
25. Permanent Deacon Mr. Charles Mawodzwe Holy Cross Parish, Tshabalala
P.O. Tshabalala, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 484 364, 09 323 239
25.a     AMR Convent
House No. 7532/24, Tshabalala, Bulawayo
 
26. Priest in Charge Fr. Gabriel Sossou SVD St. Bernadette Parish, Waterford
Lot 2/3 of 18 D Riverside South
Hope Fountain Road, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 286370
26.a SND Sister Superior
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Sr. Meltah Thaka SND

SND Formation House
62 Esigodini Road Mannigdale,
Bulawayo

Tel.: (09) 280 287
26.b CMM Formator  Fr. Joseph Hungwe CMM CMM House of Formation
P.O. Box 3498, 5 Kabot Drive, Waterford, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 289 402
Fax: (09) 226 692
27.

Priest in Charge

Fr. Innocent Ndlovu St. Anne’s Parish, Brunapeg
P. Bag T 5426, Bulawayo
 
27.a     CPS Convent, Brunapeg
P. Bag T 5426, Bulawayo
 
27.b Hospital Administrator   St. Anne’s Hospital, Brunapeg
P. Bag T 5426, Bulawayo
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28. Priest in Charge Fr. Alfons Brunner CMM Bushtick mission
P. Bag M 5214, Bulawayo
Tel: (0288) 620
28.a     CPS Sacred Heart Home
P Bag M 5214, Bulawayo
Tel: (0288) 274
29. Priest in Charge Fr. Leonard Baa SVD Ekuthuleni Mission, Dlamini
P. O. Box 118, Tsholotsho
Tel: (0878) 375
29. Assistant priest Fr. Edson Tshuma SVD Ekuthuleni Mission, Dlamini
P.O. Box 118, Tsholtosho
Tel: (0878) 375
30. Priest in Charge Fr. Simon Mabhena Ekusileni Mission
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
30. Assistant Priest Fr. Mackenzie Netha Ekusileni Mission,
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
30.a     AMR Convent, Ekusileni
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
30.b Secondary School Headmaster   Ekusileni Secondary Boarding School, 
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
30.c Primary School Acting Headmaster Mr. A. Chinoza Ekusileni Primary School, 
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
31. Priest in charge Fr. Norbert Nyathi Sacred Heart Mission, Embakwe
P.O. Box 40, Plumtree
 
31.a     CPS Convent, Embakwe
P. Bag 5923, Plumtree
 
31.b

Secondary School Acting Headmaster

Mr. M. Ndlovu Sacred Heart High School, Embakwe
P.O. Box 183, Plumtree
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31.c     Embakwe Clinic
P. Bag 5923, Plumtree
 
32.

Priest in Charge

Fr. Victor Dube St Francis Xavier Mission, Empandeni
P. Bag PLM 5872, Plumtree
 
32. Assistant Priest Fr. Thomas Kutwa St. Francis Xavier Mission,
Empandeni
P. Bag PLM 5872, Plumtree
 
32.a     CPS Convent, Empandeni
P.O. Box 201, Plumtree
 
32.b Secondary School Acting Headmistress Ms. Masendeke  Empandeni Girls Secondary Boarding School, 
P. Bag PLM 5902, Plumtree
 
32.c      Empandeni Vocational Training Centre,   
32.d     Empandeni Clinic  
33. Priest in Charge Fr. Lungisani Moyo CMM St. John Vianney Mission, Esigodini
P.O. Box 56, Esigodini
Cell: 0772 455 131
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33. Permanent Deacon Mr. Innoncent Darangwa St. John Vianney Mission, Esigodini
P.O. Box 56, Esigodini
Cell: 0772 455 131
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34. Priest in Charge Fr. Everisto Ndiweni Regina Mundi Mission
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 371
34. Assistant Priest Fr. Moses Maseko Regina Mundi Mission
P.Bag L 5182 Bulawayo
Tel.: (0389) 371
34. Permanent Deacon Mr. Isaac Sibanda Regina Mundi Mission, Gwaai
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 371
34.a     AMR Convent, Gwaai
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 373
34.b Secondary School Acting Headmaster Mr. N. Sibanda  Regina Mundi,Boys Secondary Boarding School,
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 372
34.c     Regina Mundi Farm,
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 374
34.d Primary School Headmaster   Regina Mundi, Primary School,
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
 
35. Priest in Charge Fr. Fikile Dlamini CMM Our Lady of the Assumption Mission, Gwanda
P.O. Box 102, Gwanda
Tel: (0284) 22285
35. Assistant Priest Fr. N. S. Ndlovu CMM Our Lady of the Assumption Mission, Gwanda
P.O. Box 102, Gwanda
Tel: (0284) 22285
36.
Priest in Charge
Fr. Marko Mkandla  St. Timothy, Lupane  
37. Priest in Charge Fr. Jeffery Madondo OMI St. Luke’s Mission, Lupane
P.O. Box 20, Lupane
Tel: (0389) 378
37.a     AMR Convent, Lupane
P. Bag R 5314, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 305
37.b Hospital Administrator   St. Luke’s Hospital, Lupane
P. Bag R 5314, Bulawayo
Tel: (0398) 362
Fax: (0398) 349
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38. Priest in Charge Fr. Pascal Ndlovu St. Monica Mission, Minda
P.O. Box 55, Maphisa
 
38.a     CPS Convent, Minda
P.O. Box 11, Maphisa
 
38.b Secondary School Headmistress Sr. M. Francis CPS Minda Girls Secondary Boarding School,
P.O. Box 10, Maphisa
 
38.c     Pre-School, Minda
P.O. Box 11, Maphisa
 
38.d Primary School Headmaster Mr. A. Ndlovu Minda Primary School,
P.O. Box 11, Maphisa
 
39. Priest in Charge Fr. Mateus Ruron SVD St. Charles Lwanga Mission, Ndolwane
P.O. Box 17, Plumtree
 Tel.:  (0) 778 821 081
40. Priest in Charge Fr. Fanwell Makube St. Mbaga Tuzinde Mission, Nkayi
P.O. Box 32, Nkayi
 
40. Assistant Priest Fr. Nhlumelo Dhlamini  St. Mbaga Tuzinde Mission , Nkayi
P.O. Box 32, Nkayi
 
41. Priest in Charge Fr. Marek Glodek SVD St. Theresa Mission, Plumtree
P.O. Box 225, Plumtree
Tel: (019) 2347
Fax: (019) 2347
41. Assistant Priest Fr. Xavier  Sony  Vazhakuzhiyil SVD St. Theresa Mission, Plumtree
P.O. Box 225, Plumtree
Tel: (019) 2347
Fax: (019) 2347
41.a   Fr. Maciej Malicki SVD Ilizwi Centre
P.O. Box 225, Plumtree
Tel: (019) 2347
Fax: (019) 2347
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42. Priest in Charge Fr. James Batsirai St. Joseph Mission, Semokwe
P.O. St. Joseph, via Bulawayo
 
42. Assistant Priest Fr. Frank Sibanda

St. Joseph's Mission,
Semokwe
P.O. Box St. Joseph, via Bulawayo

 
42.a     AMR Convent, Semokwe
P.O. St. Joseph, via Bulawayo
 
42.b     St. Joseph's Clinic,
P.O. St. Joseph, via Bulawayo
 
42.c Primary School Headmaster Mr. M. Ndlovu St. Joseph's Primary School,
P.O. St. Joseph, via Bulawayo
 
43.     Shangani St. Dominic's Mission
P.O. Box 3 , Shangani
 
44. Priest in Charge Fr. Wilfred Qinisella Moyo St. Joseph the Worker Mission, Tsholotsho
P.O. Box 35, Tsholotsho
 
44.a     AMR Convent, Tsholotsho
P.O. Box 50, Tsholotsho
 
44.b Primary School Headmistress Ms. V. Malaba Magama Primary School, Tsholotsho P.O. Box 50, Tsholotsho  
44.c Secondary School Headmistress Sr. S. Dube AMR Magama Secondary School, Tsholotsho
P.O. Box 50, Tsholotsho
 

History

b_350_0_16777215_00_images_users_info_zambesi2.jpgThe Archdiocese of Bulawayo was part of the extensive Zambesi Mission area under the care of the Jesuit fathers.

This area stretched from the Limpopo River northwards  up to the 10th parallel of Southern Latitude; thus incorporating the whole of Southern Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe) and a very large part of Northern Rhodesia (modern day Zambia) up to the present northern border with the DRC (to the mouth of the Zambezi river, hence the name of Zambesi Mission), westwards along the Tropic of Capricorn to the eastern part of Bechuanaland (now called Botswana), up to the twenty second meridian of east longitude and eastwards to the present day Zimbabwe border with Portuguese East Africa (present day Mozambique). These boundaries enclosed a territory of 1 942 500 square kilometres (750 000 English miles).

On 20th June 1920 the first Conference of Catholic Missionaries in Rhodesia was held at Bulawayo at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
The second Missionary Conference was held from 22nd June to the 21st July 1921 in Bulawayo.

In 1927 Northern Rhodesia (today called Zambia) became a Prefecture Apostolic under the care of the Polish Jesuits, thus reducing the size of the Zambesi Mission's territory. 
Southern Rhodesia became the Salisbury Prefecture in time. As missionary work progressed there was a movement to split the Southern Rhodesia territory into two along the lines of language distribution. The two main languages being Sindebele and Shona.This was duly done. The northern portion (Shona speakers) were under the care of the Trappist order (RMM) from Natal and the Matabeleland portion (Sindebele speakers) of Southern Rhodesia was under the care of the Jesuits.

b_350_0_16777215_00_images_users_info_zambesi1.jpgIn 1929 the Prefect Apostolic Mgr. R. Brown SJ suggested to the superior of the Trappists that the two orders exchange territories as the Trappists, having come from Natal, were used to working with Zulu speakers and Sindebele was closely allied to Zulu. The Jesuits on the other hand would relocate to Mashonaland and serve the Shona speakers. This swop would give the Trappists an independent territory. In October 1929 the last group of Trappists (now called Mariannhill Missionaries) left Mashonaland for Matabeleland. The first mission they resettled in Matabeleland was Empandeni in March 1930 and by April the same year the Mariannhill Missionaries had travelled to Bulawayo. Officially the Mission of Bulawayo was separated from the Salisbury Prefecture and confided to the care of the Mariannhill Missionaries by May 1930. 

Thus the Independent Mission of Bulawayo, now separated from the Salisbury Prefecture, was officially erected on the 23rd December 1930. On 12 July 1932 the district of Bulawayo was raised to a Prefecture Apostolic and became a Vicariate Apostolic on 13 April 1937.

The area of the Prefecture was further enlarged when the first church property outside of Southern Rhodesia was bought in April 1943 from the Tati Company. This land comprised two stands in Francistown and a concession for a "hut" to be built in the African township for the purposes of prayer.

In 1953, Hwange District and that part of Shangani District situated between Kana and the Shangani River was cut off from the Bulawayo Vicariate to form the Wankie Prefecture.

On 1 January 1955, the Vicariate Apostolic of Bulawayo was given the status of a Diocese.
The Prefecture Apostolic  of Bechuanaland was established by the Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith on 13th May 1959. The care of this new prefecture was committed to the Irish and Scottish Passionist Fathers. The Tati Concession, which was under the Diocese of Bulawayo, was incorporated into this new Prefecture. The first Prefect Apostolic was Monsignor Urban Murphy CP. b_350_0_16777215_00_images_users_info_mapa.png

The creation of this new prefecture reduced the area of the Diocese of Bulawayo to the confines of the current (2013) boundaries: part of Lupane district and Nkayi in the north, following the Shangani River in the east as it moves south towards the border with South Africa, then west along the bank of the Shashe river including the Tuli Conservancy and then north west along the national border with Botswana, skirting the Hwange National Park, cutting  north east to Tsholotsho and rejoining the boundary of the Hwange diocese on the northern boundary of the Lupane district.

On 10 June 1994, the Diocese of Bulawayo was raised to a Metropolitan See with the Dioceses of Gweru and Hwange as suffragans. Since the division of Gweru diocese the suffragan Sees of the Bulawayo Province are Gweru, Hwange and Masvingo.

The Holy Father John Paul II appointed His Lordship, the Right Reverend, Bishop Henry E. Karlen CMM as the first Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo. The Archdiocese of Bulawayo comprises the following civil districts: Bulilima, Mangwe, Nyamandlovu, Tsholotsho, Bubi, part of Lupane and Nkayi with Shangani River as boundary, Insiza, Umzingwane, Beitbridge and Gwanda west of the Umzingwane River, Matobo.

On 6th May 2013 St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was raised to the status of a Minor Basilica. The Solemn Mass celebrating this status was held on the 31st August 2013. 

 

ORDINARIES:

Metropolitan Archbishops of Bulawayo (Roman Rite)
Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D.
Born: 27.05.1960 (India)
Ordained Priest: 07.05.1988
Consecrated Bishop: 12.09.2009
Fr. Martin Schupp, C.M.M. Apostolic Administrator (11.09.2007 – 12.09.2009)

Archbishop Pius Alick Mvundla Ncube
Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo (24.10.1997 – 11.09.2007)

Archbishop Ernst Heinrich Karlen, C.M.M. (+ 28.10.2012)
Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) (26.09.1968 – 09.05.1974)
Bishop of Bulawayo (09.05.1974 – .10.06.1994)
Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo (10.06.1994 – 24.10.1997)

 

Bishops of Bulawayo (Roman Rite)
Bishop Ernst Heinrich Karlen, C.M.M. (later Archbishop)
(09.05.1974 – 10.06.1994)

Bishop Adolph Gregory Schmitt, C.M.M. (1955.01.01 – 1974)(+ 06.12.1976)
Titular Bishop of Nasai (1950.12.23 – 1955.01.01)
Vicar Apostolic of Bulawayo (1950.12.23 – 1955.01.01)
Bishop of Bulawayo (1955.01.01 – 1974)

 Vicars Apostolic of Bulawayo

Bishop Adolph Gregory Schmitt, C.M.M. (1950.12.23 – 1955.01.01)

Fr. Andrew Bausenwein CMM (Pro vicar Apostolic 09.01.1950- 03.06.1951)

Bishop Ignazio Arnoz, M.H.M.   (1937.04.13 – 1950.02.26)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Bulawayo (1931 – 1932.07.13)
Prefect Apostolic of Bulawayo (1932.07.13 – 1937.04.13)
Titular Bishop of Busiris (1937.04.13 – 1950.02.26)
Vicar Apostolic of Bulawayo (1937.04.13 – 1950.02.26)

 Prefects Apostolic of Bulawayo

Fr. Ignazio Arnoz, M.H.M. (later Bishop) (1932.07.13 – 1937.04.13)
(see above)

 Ecclesiastical Superiors of Bulawayo

Fr. Ignazio Arnoz, M.H.M. (later Bishop) (1931 – 1932.07.13)
(see above)

Fr. Giovanni Matteo Konings, O.S.C. (1926 – 1929)

Prefects Apostolic of Bulawayo
Fr. Robert Brown S.J. (8th Superior of Zambesi Mission) (1922-1931)

Fr. Edward Parry S.J (7th Superior Zambesi Mission) (1919-1922)

Fr. Richard Sykes S.J. (6th Superior Zambesi Mission- reappointment) (1904-1911)

Fr. Ignatius Gartlan S.J. (5th Zambesi Mission Superior) (1904 - 1911)

Fr. Richard Sykes S.J. (4th Zambesi Mission Superior) (1896-1904)
Fr. Kerr S.J. (3rd Zambesi Mission Superior)                 (1891-1895)
Fr. Daignault S.J. (2nd Superior Zambesi Mission)        (1887-1891)

Fr. Weld S. J. (appointed as Zambesi Mission Superior) (1883- 1887)
Fr. Depelchin S.J.  (1st  Mission Superior in Grahamstown)   ( 1879-1883)