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Roman Catholic Diocese of Tzaneen

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Metropolitan  Pretoria
Pope  Francis
Phone  +27 15 307 4233
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  49,472 km²
Country  South Africa
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 2,500,000 49,543 (2.3%)
Address  31 Draai Street, Tzaneen, 0850, South Africa
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pretoria
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tzaneen (Latin: Tzaneen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Tzaneen in the Ecclesiastical province of Pretoria in South Africa.



  • December 27, 1962: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Louis Trichardt from the Territorial Prelature of Pietersburg
  • November 16, 1972: Promoted as Diocese of Louis Trichardt – Tzaneen
  • July 18, 1987: Renamed as Diocese of Tzaneen
  • Special churches

  • The cathedral is Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity (1954)
  • Patron saints of the diocese are:

    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and St. Joseph

    Blessed Benedict Daswa,first Catholic martyr recognized by Catholic Church in Southern Africa was beatified on 13 September 2015 in parish of Thohoyandou,the Diocese of Tzaneen.


  • Bishops of Diocese of Tzaneen (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Joao Noe Rodrigues(since 2010.01.28 appointed 2010.04.18 ordained)
  • Bishop Hugh Patrick Slattery, M.S.C. (since 1984.06.22-2010.01.28)
  • Bishop John Thomas Durkin M.S.C. (1972.11.16 – 1984.06.22)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Louis Trichardt (Roman rite)
  • Bishop John Thomas Durkin, M.S.C. (1963.02.15 – 1972.11.16)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Tzaneen Wikipedia

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