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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bloemfontein

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Denomination  Roman Catholic
Cathedral  Sacred Heart Cathedral
Area  64,393 km²
Rite  Latin
Pope  Francis
Country  South Africa
Population - Total - Catholics  1,425,000 116,700 (18.2%)
Archbishop  Jabulani Adatus Nxumalo, O.M.I.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bloemfontein (Latin: Bloemfonteinen(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Bloemfontein in South Africa.

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History

  • 1951.01.11: Established as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bloemfontein from the Apostolic Vicariate of Aliwal and the Apostolic Vicariate of Kimberley in South Africa.
  • Special churches

    The seat of the archbishop is Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bloemfontein.

    Leadership

  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Bloemfontein (Roman rite)
  • Archbishop Jabulani Adatus Nxumalo, O.M.I. (since 2005.10.10)
  • Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I. (1999.01.02 – 2003.04.08)
  • Archbishop Peter Fanyana John Butelezi, O.M.I. (1978.04.27 – 1997.06.10)
  • Archbishop Joseph Patrick Fitzgerald, O.M.I. (1966.08.06 – 1976.01.24)
  • Archbishop William Patrick Whelan, O.M.I. (1954.07.18 – 1966.01.10)
  • Archbishop Herman Joseph Meysing, O.M.I. (1951.01.11 – 1954)
  • Suffragan Dioceses

  • Bethlehem
  • Keimoes–Upington
  • Kimberley
  • Kroonstad
  • References

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bloemfontein Wikipedia


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