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Roman Catholic Diocese of Keimoes–Upington

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Metropolitan  Bloemfontein
Pope  Francis
Country  South Africa
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  272,265 km²
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 331,984 60,501 (18.2%)
Patron saint  The Immaculate Conception & St. Francis de Sales
Bishop  Edward Gabriel Risi, O.M.I.
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bloemfontein

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Keimoes–Upington (Latin: Keimoesan(us) – Upingtonen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Keimoes–Upington in the Ecclesiastical province of Bloemfontein in South Africa.

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History

  • June 20, 1885: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Orange River from the Apostolic Prefecture of Cape of Good Hope, Central District
  • May 2, 1898: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Orange River
  • July 9, 1940: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Keimoes
  • January 11, 1951: Promoted as Diocese of Keimoes
  • February 8, 1985: Renamed as Diocese of Keimoes – Upington
  • Special churches

    The Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Pella. The Co-Cathedral is the Co-Cathedral of St. Augustine in Upington.

    Leadership

  • Bishops of Keimoes–Upington (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Edward Gabriel Risi, O.M.I. (since 2000.07.05)
  • Bishop John Baptist Minder, O.S.F.S. (1985.02.08 – 2000.07.05)
  • Bishops of Keimoes (Roman rite)
  • Bishop John Baptist Minder, O.S.F.S. (1967.10.12 – 1985.02.08)
  • Bishop Francis Esser, O.S.F.S. (1962.09.12 – 1966.12.08)
  • Bishop Henry Joseph Thünemann, O.S.F.S. (1951.01.11 – 1962.09.12)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Keimoes (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Henry Joseph Thünemann, O.S.F.S. (1940.07.09 – 1951.01.11)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Orange River (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Odilon Fages, O.S.F.S. (1932.11.21 – 1939.10.14)
  • Bishop Jean-Marie Simon, O.S.F.S. (1898.05.03 – 1932.11.21)
  • Bishop Anthony Gaughren, O.M.I. (1886.06.08 – 1901.01.15)
  • Bishop Jean-Marie Simon, O.S.F.S. (1886 – 1898.05.03)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Keimoes–Upington Wikipedia


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