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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  Sr. Ester Sakala AMR
 Acting coordinator
P.O. Box 837, Bulawayo  Tel.:  (0) 9 69572
          (0) 9 60889
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
Dean Eastern Deanery
Fr. Bongani Paul Mhlanga 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 Sr. Rudo O.P. 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
Chair B.A.D.I.C,
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. Gilbert Moyo Holy Trinity Parish
Cowdrey Park
P.O. Box 18, Luveve, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 560 130
06. Priest in Charge Fr. John Devasinegam OFM Cap St. Padre Pio Parish
Emakhandeni
4266 Emakhandeni
 Bulawayo
P.O. Box 23 Entumbane
Bulawayo
Tel.:
07. Priest in Charge Fr. Claudious Luphahla St. Martin de Porres Parish
2442 Emganwini, Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 480 144
07. Asisitant Priest Fr. Elisha Nyathi St. Martin de Porres Parish
2442 Emganwini, Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 480 144
08. Priest in Charge Fr.Peter Savariapitchai OFM Cap Our Lady Queen of Peace
P.O. Box 100 Entumbane
Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 410 004
09.  Priest in Charge Fr. Adrian Maqhawe Ndlovu CMM Christ the King Parish
P.O. Box 9006, Hillside, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 241 187
09. Assistant Priest Fr. Kevin Mapfumo CMM Christ the King Parish
P.O. Box 9006 Hillside
Bulawayo
Tel.:(09) 241 187
09.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
09.b AMR Superior

Sr. Mary Margaret Moyo AMR

AMR Generalate
11 Byron Road, Malindela, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 241 359
10. 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
10.a SJI Senior Sister Sr. A. Taperewa 5 Long Road, Northend, Bulawayo.
P.O. Box AC27, Ascot ,Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 216 261
11.   Fr. Charles Mafurutu Khami Community
P.O. Box 2094, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 64227
12.  Priest in Charge Fr. Elphas Khoza OMI Our Lady of Lourdes
P.O. Box AC 126, Ascot
Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 231 192
12. Assistant Priest Fr. Themba Chipembere OMI Our Lady of Lourdes
P.O. Box AC 126, Ascot
Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 231 192
12. Permanent Deacon Mr. Charles Dube Our Lady of Lourdes, Kumalo
P.O. Box AC 126, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 231 192
12.a     AMR Convent, Kumalo
P.O. Box AC 62, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 233 235
12.b AMR Novice Mistress Sr. Leonie Sibanda AMR AMR Novitiate St. Theresa
P.O. Box AC 62, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 257 024
12.c Administrator Emthonjeni  Centre Fr. Limukani Ndlovu Emthonjeni Pastoral Centre
P.O. Box AC 127, Ascot, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 230 346
       (09) 234 182

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12.d Christian Brothers Superior Br. Kostka Turner CFC P.O. Box 1996, Bulawayo 2 Kelvedon Road, Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo Tel: (09) 282 134
12.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
12.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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12.g Capuchin Superior 
 
Fr. Lawrence Thavamanickam OFM Cap St. Francis Capuchin Friary
57, Jaywick Road,
Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 285 427
Tel / Fax: (09) 285 357
12.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
12.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
13.

Priest in Charge

Dean Northwestern Deanery

Fr. Syden Ngwenya Uganda Martyrs Parish, Luveve
P.O. Box 91, Luveve, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 527 242
13. Assistant Priest Fr. Crelly Benedict Ncube Uganda Martyrs Parish, Luveve.
P.O. Box 91, Luveve,
Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 527 242
13. Permanent Deacon Mr. Joseph Chikwangura Uganda Martyrs Parish, Luveve
P.O. Box 91, Luveve, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 527 242
14.
Priest in Charge
Dean Southwestern Deanery
Fr. Kevin Takaendesa St. Adolph Ludigo Parish, Magwegwe P.O. Box 14, Magwegwe, Bulawayo Tel: (09) 424 437
15 Priest in Charge Fr. Pamidzai Mudzudza OMI Divine Mercy Parish
495 Mahatshula
P.O. Box 50 Bulawayo
 
16. Priest in Charge Fr. Reason Mlilo St. Peter & Paul Parish, Mpopoma
P.O. Box 1090, Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 408 862
16.  Permanent Deacon Mr. Cleopas Muzvimbiri St. Peter & Paul Parish,
Mpopoma
p.O. Box 1090, Bulawayo
Tel. : (09) 408 862
17. Priest in Charge Fr. Alex Sikhohliso Ndlovu St. Patrick’s Parish, Mzilikazi
P.O. Box 104, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 62293
17. Assistant Priest Fr. Mandlenkosi Ndlovu St. Patrick’s Parish, Mzilikazi
P.O. Box 104, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 62293
17.a

Primary School Headmistress

 Mrs. S. Kaseke St. Patrick's Primary Day School
P.O. Box RY 149, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 60885
18. Priest in Charge  Fr. Fernando Ncube St. Pius X Parish, Njube
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 403 455
18. Assistant Priest Fr. Hughine Marizani St. Pius X Parish, Njube
P.O. Box 473 Bulawayo
Tel.: (09) 403 455
18. Permanent Deacon Mr. Fidelis Kwindingwi St. Pius X Parish, Njube
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 403 455
18.a     CPS Convent, Njube
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 414 127
18.b     St.Pius
Nursery School and Nurses Training(CECEC)
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 419 386
18.c     Enkanyisweni Centre Study Group
Independent Technical College
P.O. Box 473, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 402 953
19. Priest in Charge Fr. Tapera Muserere SVD Holy Family Parish, Nketa
3793 Nketa 7,
P.O. Nkulumane, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 471 795
19. Permanent Deacon Mr. Raphael Ncube Holy Family Parish, Nketa
3793 Nketa 7, P.O. Nkulumane, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 471 795
20. Priest in Charge Fr. Cephas Gumbo St. John the Baptist Parish, Nkulumane
P.O. Box 5100, Nkulumane, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 481 407
20. Permanent Deacon Mr. Onias Mavis St. John the Baptist Parish, Nkulumane
P.O. Box 5100, Nkulumane, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 481 407
20.a     AMR Convent
P.O. Nkulumane, House No. 897, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 486 977
21. Priest in Charge Fr. Fransiskus Bhoka SVD Holy Spirit Parish, Nkulumane
14088 Nkulumane 12, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 485 535
22. Priest in Charge  Fr. Albert Msimanga St. Thomas Parish, North Trenance
P.O. Box 2288, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 205 815
22. Permanent Deacon Mr. Hendrik Vermaak St. Thomas Parish, North Trenance
P.O. Box 2288, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 205 815
22.a OMI Mission Superior Fr. Charles Nabwenje OMI OMI Administration House
17 Tagore Road, Highmount, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 202 263
23. Priest in Charge Fr. Agreement Ngwenya St. Bernard’s Mission, Pumula- Hyde Park
P.O. Box 80, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 429 107
23. Assistant Priest Fr. Titus Lithini Ndlovu St. Bernard's Mission
Pumula- Hyde Park
P.O. Box 80, Pumula
Bulawayo 
Tel.: (09) 429 107
23. Permanent Deacon Mr. Wilfred Ndlovu St. Bernard’s Mission, Pumula - Hyde Park
P.O. Box 80, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 429 107
23.a     Notre Dame Convent, Pumula
P.O. Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 429 104
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23.b     Notre Dame Formation House, Cuvilly
P.O. Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 429 103
23.c Minor Seminary Rector Fr. Agreement Ngwenya St. Bernard’s Minor Seminary
P.O. Box 90, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 424 372
23.d Secondary School Acting Head  Mr. S. C. Ndlovu St. Bernard’s Secondary Day School Tel: (09) 424 350
23.e Primary School Head  Mr. A. Ndlovu St. Bernard’s Primary Day School Tel: (09) 429 105
24. Priest in Charge Fr. Antoon Janssen CMM Our Lady Of Fatima Parish,
Pumula South
P. O. Box 70, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 421 851
24. Assistant Priest Fr. Bekimpilo Tshuma CMM Our LAdy of Fatima Parish
Pumula South
P.O. Box 70, Pumula
Bulawayo
Te.: (09) 421 851
24. Permanent Deacon Mr. Leonard Mukombe Our Lady Of Fatima Parish, Pumula South
P. O. Box 70, Pumula, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 421 851
25. 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
25.a Major Seminary Rector Fr. Joshua Nyoni St Augustine's Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800 Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
25.a  Spiritual Director Fr. Raphael Ncube St. Augustine’s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
25.a  Dean Fr. Edward Bingare St. Augustine"s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800 Bulawayo
Tel:(09) 200 282
25.a  Lecturer Fr. George Croft SJ St. Augustine’s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
25.a Jesuit Superior
Lecturer
Fr. Andrew Thekkekara SJ St. Augustine’s Regional Major Seminary
P.O. Box 3800, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 200 282
25.b CPS Superior  Sr.Veronica Mary Dingi CPS CPS Provincial House
P.O. Box 975, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 227 190
Fax: (09) 226 548
25.c     CPS Convent of Our Lady
P.O. Box 975, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 226 134
25.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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25.d   Fr. Andrew Heier CMM CMM Provincialate, P.O. Box QP 100, 2 Meldrum Road, Queens Park, Bulawayo Tel.:(09) 226 387
25.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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25.e   Fr. Pamidzai Mudzudza OMI OMI Mazenod House
P.O. Box QP 157, Queens Park, Bulawayo
Tel.: (09)  296 747
26. Priest in Charge Fr. Pius D. Sibanda Holy Cross Parish, Tshabalala
P.O. Tshabalala, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 484 364, 
      (09) 323 239
26. Assistant Priest Fr. Mackenzie Netha Holy Cross Parish, Tshabalala
P.O. Tshabalala, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 484 364, 09 323 239
26. Permanent Deacon Mr. Denis Chiume Holy Cross Parish, Tshabalala
P.O. Tshabalala, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 484 364, 09 323 239
26. Permanent Deacon Mr. Charles Mawodzwe Holy Cross Parish, Tshabalala
P.O. Tshabalala, Bulawayo
Tel: (09) 484 364, 09 323 239
26.a     AMR Convent
House No. 7532/24, Tshabalala, Bulawayo
 
27. 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
27.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
27.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
28.

Priest in Charge
Dean

Fr. Innocent Ndlovu St. Anne’s Parish, Brunapeg
P. Bag T 5426, Bulawayo
 
28. Assistant Priest Fr. Oalen Ndlovu St. Anne's Parish, Brunapeg
P.Bag T 5426 Bulawayo
 
28.a     CPS Convent, Brunapeg
P. Bag T 5426, Bulawayo
 
28.b Hospital Administrator   St. Anne’s Hospital, Brunapeg
P. Bag T 5426, Bulawayo
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29. Priest in Charge Fr. Alfons Brunner CMM Bushtick mission
P. Bag M 5214, Bulawayo
Tel: (0288) 620
29.a    Sr. Helen  Chavi C.P.S. CPS Sacred Heart Home
P Bag M 5214, Bulawayo
Tel: (0288) 274
30. Priest in Charge Fr. Marek Glodek SVD Ekuthuleni Mission, Dlamini
P. O. Box 118, Tsholotsho
Tel: (0878) 375
30. Assistant priest Fr. Edson Tshuma SVD Ekuthuleni Mission, Dlamini
P.O. Box 118, Tsholtosho
Tel: (0878) 375
31. Priest in Charge
Dean
Fr. Simon Mabhena Ekusileni Mission
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
31. Assistant Priest Fr. Achim Sidakara Ekusileni Mission
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
31.a     AMR Convent, Ekusileni
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
31.b Secondary School Headmaster   Ekusileni Secondary Boarding School, 
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 Tel.: (00 263) 0712 282 224
31.c Primary School Sr. P. Nyathi AMR Ekusileni Primary School, 
P.O. Box 19, Filabusi
 
32. Priest in charge Fr. Norbert Nyathi Sacred Heart Mission, Embakwe
P.O. Box 40, Plumtree
 
32.a     CPS Convent, Embakwe
P. Bag 5923, Plumtree
 
32.b

Secondary School Acting Headmaster

Mr. M. Ndlovu Sacred Heart High School, Embakwe
P.O. Box 183, Plumtree
Tel.: (00 263) 0778 301 894 
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32.c     Embakwe Clinic
P. Bag 5923, Plumtree
 
33.

Priest in Charge
Dean

Fr. Victor Dube St Francis Xavier Mission, Empandeni
P. Bag PLM 5872, Plumtree
 
33. Assistant Priest Fr. Thomas Kutwa St. Francis Xavier Mission,
Empandeni
P. Bag PLM 5872, Plumtree
 
33.a     CPS Convent, Empandeni
P.O. Box 201, Plumtree
 
33.b Secondary School Acting Headmistress Ms. Masendeke  Empandeni Girls Secondary Boarding School, 
P. Bag PLM 5902, Plumtree
 Tel.: (00 263) 0775 115 681
                      0773 619 561
33.c      Empandeni Vocational Training Centre,   Tel.: (00263) 0774545706
33.d     Empandeni Clinic  
34. Priest in Charge  Fr. Christopher Ngwarai CMM St. John Vianney Mission, Esigodini
P.O. Box 56, Esigodini
Cell: 0772 455 131
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34. Permanent Deacon Mr. Innoncent Darangwa St. John Vianney Mission, Esigodini
P.O. Box 56, Esigodini
Cell: 0772 455 131
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35. Priest in Charge Fr. Everisto Ndiweni Regina Mundi Mission
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 371
35. Assistant Priest Fr. Moses Maseko Regina Mundi Mission
P.Bag L 5182 Bulawayo
Tel.: (0389) 371
35. Permanent Deacon Mr. Isaac Sibanda Regina Mundi Mission, Gwaai
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 371
35.a     AMR Convent, Gwaai
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 373
35.b Secondary School Acting Headmaster Mr. N. Sibanda  Regina Mundi,Boys Secondary Boarding School,
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 372
     (00 263) 0774 911 686
35.c     Regina Mundi Farm,
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 374
35.d Primary School Headmaster   Regina Mundi, Primary School,
P. Bag L 5182, Bulawayo
 
36. Priest in Charge Fr. Fikile Dlamini CMM Our Lady of the Assumption Mission, Gwanda
P.O. Box 102, Gwanda
Tel: (0284) 22285
36. Assistant Priest Fr. Timmothy Simfukwe CMM Our Lady of the Assumption Mission, Gwanda
P.O. Box 102, Gwanda
Tel: (0284) 22285
37.
Priest in Charge
Fr. Marko Mkandla  St. Timothy, Lupane  
38. Priest in Charge Fr. Jeffery Madondo OMI St. Luke’s Mission, Lupane
P.O. Box 20, Lupane
Tel: (0389) 378
38. Assistant Priest Fr. Ernest Chimhowa O.M.I. St. Luke's Mission, Lupane
P.O. Box 20 , Lupane
 
38.a     AMR Convent, Lupane
P. Bag R 5314, Bulawayo
Tel: (0389) 305
38.b Hospital Administrator   St. Luke’s Hospital, Lupane
P. Bag R 5314, Bulawayo
Tel: (0398) 362
Fax: (0398) 349
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39. Priest in Charge Fr. Pascal Ndlovu St. Monica Mission, Minda
P.O. Box 55, Maphisa
 
39.a     CPS Convent, Minda
P.O. Box 11, Maphisa
 
39.b Secondary School Headmistress Sr. M. Francis CPS Minda Girls Secondary Boarding School,
P.O. Box 10, Maphisa
 Tel.: (00 263) 082 234
                      0775 672 948
                      0712 969 563
    
39.c     Pre-School, Minda
P.O. Box 11, Maphisa
 
39.d Primary School Headmaster Mr. A. Ndlovu Minda Primary School,
P.O. Box 11, Maphisa
 
40. Priest in Charge Fr. Xavier Sony SVD St. Charles Lwanga Mission, Ndolwane
P.O. Box 17, Plumtree
 Tel.:  (0) 778 821 081
41. Priest in Charge Fr. Fanwell Makube St. Mbaga Tuzinde Mission, Nkayi
P.O. Box 32, Nkayi
 
41. Assistant Priest Fr. Nhlumelo S. Dhlamini  St. Mbaga Tuzinde Mission , Nkayi
P.O. Box 32, Nkayi
 
42. Priest in Charge Fr. Leonard Baa SVD St. Theresa Mission, Plumtree
P.O. Box 225, Plumtree
Tel: (019) 2347
Fax: (019) 2347
42. Assistant Priest Fr. Joe Ncube SVD St. Theresa Mission, Plumtree
P.O. Box 225, Plumtree
Tel: (019) 2347
Fax: (019) 2347
42.a   Fr. Maciej Malicki SVD Ilizwi Centre
P.O. Box 225, Plumtree
Tel: (019) 2347
Fax: (019) 2347
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43. Priest in Charge Fr. James Batsirai St. Joseph Mission, Semokwe
P.O. St. Joseph, via Bulawayo
 
43. Assistant Priest Fr. Frank Sibanda

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

 
43.a     AMR Convent, Semokwe
P.O. St. Joseph, via Bulawayo
 
43.b     St. Joseph's Clinic,
P.O. St. Joseph, via Bulawayo
 
43.c Primary School Headmaster Mr. M. Ndlovu St. Joseph's Primary School,
P.O. St. Joseph, via Bulawayo
 Tel,: (00 263) 083 570
44.     Shangani St. Dominic's Mission
P.O. Box 3 , Shangani
 
45. Priest in Charge Fr. Wilfred Qinisella Moyo St. Joseph the Worker Mission, Tsholotsho
P.O. Box 35, Tsholotsho
 
45. Assistant Priest Fr. Bothwell Nkomo St. Joseph the Worker Mission,
Tsholotsho
P.O. Box 35 Tsholotsho
 
45.a     AMR Convent, Tsholotsho
P.O. Box 50, Tsholotsho
 
45.b Primary School Headmistress Ms. V. Malaba Magama Primary School, Tsholotsho P.O. Box 50, Tsholotsho  
45.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. The new name of this prefecture was "The Apostolic Prefecture of Broken Hill" and the Southern Rhodesia prefecture became the Salisbury Prefecture . The Pope at this time was Pope Pius XI.

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 officially confided to the care of the Mariannhill Missionaries on 1st 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 the Shangani River as boundary, Insiza, Umzingwane,Matobo, Beitbridge and Gwanda west of the Umzingwane River.

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. (9th Superior of Zambesi Mission) (1922-1931)
Fr. Edward Parry S.J (8th Superior Zambesi Mission) (1919-1922)

Fr. Richard Sykes S.J. (7th Superior Zambesi Mission- reappointment) (1904-1911)

Fr. Ignatius Gartlan S.J. (6th Zambesi Mission Superior) (1904 - 1911)

Fr. Richard Sykes S.J.(5th Zambesi Mission Superior) (1896-1904)
Fr. Henry Schomberg Kerr S.J. (4th Zambesi Mission Superior)   (1891-1895)
Fr. Alphonse Daignault S.J. (3rd  Superior Zambesi Mission)        (1887-1891)

Fr. Alfred Weld S. J. (appointed 2nd  Zambesi Mission Superior) (1883- 1887)
Fr. Henry Depelchin S.J.  (1st  Mission Superior in Grahamstown)   ( 1879-1883)