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Roman Catholic Diocese of Mutare

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Deaneries  Mutasa, Rusape, Nyanga
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Area  32,202 km²
Schools  42
Parishes  26
Rite  Latin Rite
Country  Zimbabwe
Metropolitan archbishop  Robert Ndlovu
Territory  Districts of Maungwe, Mutasa, Mutare, Nyanga, Chimanimani, Chipinge
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2006) 1,925,455 128,120 (6.7%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Harare

Roman catholic diocese of mutare

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mutare (Latin: Mutaren(sis)) is a suffragan diocese in the city of Mutare in the ecclesiastical province of Harare in Zimbabwe.



  • February 2, 1953: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Umtali from the Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Victoria and Apostolic Vicariate of Salisbury
  • February 15, 1957: Promoted as Diocese of Umtali
  • June 25, 1982: Renamed as Diocese of Mutare
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Mutare (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Paul Horan (since 2016.08.27)
  • Bishop Patrick Mumbure Mutume, Auxiliary Bishop (1979.06.17 – 2017.02.08.)
  • Bishops of Umtali (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa (1981.11.05- 2016. 08. 27)
  • Bishop Donal Raymond Lamont, O. Carm. (1957.02.15 – 1981.11.05)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Umtali (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Donal Raymond Lamont, O. Carm. (1953.02.06 – 1957.02.15)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Mutare Wikipedia

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