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Roman Catholic Diocese of Lichinga

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Country  Mozambique
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  129,362 km²
Metropolitan  Nampula
Pope  Francis
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 839,569 194,485 (23.2%)
Bishop  Hilário Da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M.
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lichinga (Latin: Lichingaën(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Lichinga in the Ecclesiastical province of Nampula in Mozambique.

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History

  • July 21, 1963: Established as Diocese of Vila Cabral from the Diocese of Nampula
  • July 29, 1976: Renamed as Diocese of Lichinga
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Lichinga (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Hilário Da Cruz Massinga, O.F.M. (since 2003.04.05)
  • Bishop Luís Gonzaga Ferreira da Silva, S.J. (1976.07.29 – 2003.01.25)
  • Bishops of Vila Cabral (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Luís Gonzaga Ferreira da Silva, S.J. (1972.11.10 – 1976.07.29)
  • Archbishop Eurico Dias Nogueira (1964.07.10 – 1972.02.19)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lichinga Wikipedia


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