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Roman Catholic Diocese of Xai Xai

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Metropolitan  Maputo
Pope  Francis
Country  Mozambique
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  75,709 km²
Bishop  Lucio Andrice Muandula
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 1,289,000 174,229 (13.5%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xai-Xai (Latin: Xai-Xaien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Xai-Xai in the Ecclesiastical Province of Maputo in Mozambique.


On 31 January 2013, the incumbent Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Xai-Xai, Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula, was appointed to serve as a Member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples by Pope Benedict XVI.

On Monday, March 30, 2015, the Rev. Fr. Alberto Vera de Aréjula was appointed Auxiliary Bishop-elect of Xai-Xai and Titular Bishop of Novabarbara by Pope Francis.


  • 19 June 1970: Established as Diocese of João Belo from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lourenço Marques
  • 1 October 1976: Renamed as Diocese of Xai-Xai
  • Special churches

    The cathedral is the Catedral São João Baptista (Cathedral of St. John the Baptist) in Xai-Xai.


  • Bishops of Xai-Xai (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (since 2004.06.24)
  • Bishop Júlio Duarte Langa (1976.05.31 – 2004.06.24)
  • Bishops of João Belo (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Félix Niza Ribeiro (1972.02.19 – 1976.05.31)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Xai-Xai Wikipedia

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