Diocese of

De Aar

South Africa South Africa

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: De Aar / De Aaren(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cape Town

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Assumption

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: 1 Van Riebeeck Street, PO Box 73, De Aar 700, South Africa

Phone: (053) 631 1149

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.07.17 – ...):Bishop Adam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I. (67)Bishop Adam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I. (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of De Aar (Roman Rite)

Bishop Adam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I. (67)Bishop Adam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I. (67)
(2009.07.17 – ...)

Bishop of De Aar (South Africa)

Ecce venio

Born:1957.05.09 (Wieruszów, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1983.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:2009.09.24

Bishop of De Aar (South Africa) (2009.07.17 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Aliwal (South Africa) (2017.09.01 – 2019.11.15)

Bishop Joseph James Potocnak, S.C.I. (91)Bishop Joseph James Potocnak, S.C.I. (91)
(1992.01.23 – 2009.07.17)

Bishop emeritus of De Aar (South Africa)

Born:1933.05.13 (Berwick, PA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1966.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.01

Bishop of De Aar (South Africa) (1992.01.23 – 2009.07.17)

Bishop Fritz Lobinger (95)Bishop Fritz Lobinger (95)
(Apostolic Administrator 1987.11.18 – 1992.01.23)

Bishop Joseph Anthony De Palma, S.C.I.
(1967.04.13 – 1987.11.18)

Born:1913.09.04 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1944.05.20
Consecrated Bishop:1967.07.19
Died:2005.02.03 († 91)

Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) (1959.07.15 – 1967.06.06)

Bishop of De Aar (South Africa) (1967.04.13 – 1987.11.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Aliwal (South Africa) (1981 – 1986)

Prefects Apostolic of De Aar (Roman Rite)

Fr. Louis Dettmer
(1953.03.24 – 1967)

Died:1967

Prefect Apostolic of De Aar (South Africa) (1953.03.24 – 1967)

Special Churches

Oudtshoorn (↙), Keimoes–Upington (↖), Kimberley (↑), Bloemfontein (↗), Aliwal (→), Queenstown (↘), Port Elizabeth (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 67,249 km²

Population: 6,109 Catholics (2.9% of 208,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 18 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 6 priests (5 diocesan, 1 religious), 1 deacon, 4 religious (1 brother, 3 sisters)

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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