Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Harare

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese, Primatial See of Zimbabwe

Name: Harare / Hararen(sis) in Zimbabua (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Chinhoyi, Gokwe, Mutare

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Peter Claver (September 9)

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Archbishop’s House, 66 Fifth Street, Harare, Zimbabwe

Phone: (04) 792125

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2004.06.10 – ...):Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu (68)Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu (68)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Harare (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu (68)Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu (68)
(2004.06.10 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Harare (Zimbabwe)

The Lord is my Shepherd

Born:1955.12.25 (Tshongokwe, Zimbabwe)
Ordained Priest:1983.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.09

Priest of Hwange (Zimbabwe) (1983.08.28 – 1999.02.09)

Bishop of Hwange (Zimbabwe) (1999.02.09 – 2004.06.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Harare (Zimbabwe) (2004.06.10 – ...)

President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2006 – 2010)

Vice-President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2014 – 2018.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe) (2016.02.17 – 2017.12.30)

President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (2018.05 – 2022)

General Secretary of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (2019.11 – 2022.09.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Masvingo (Zimbabwe) (2022.07.19 – 2023.09.15)

Archbishop Patrick Fani Chakaipa
(1982.06.25 – 2003.04.08)

Born:1932.06.25 (Zimbabwe)
Ordained Priest:1965.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1973.01.14
Died:2003.04.08 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Rucuma (1972.10.15 – 1976.05.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Salisbury (Zimbabwe) (1972.10.15 – 1976.05.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Salisbury (Zimbabwe) (1976.05.31 – 1982.06.25)

President of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1977 – 1984)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Harare (Zimbabwe) (1982.06.25 – 2003.04.08)

President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (1992 – 1995)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Salisbury (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Patrick Fani Chakaipa
(1976.05.31 – 1982.06.25)

(see above)

Archbishop Francis William Markall, S.J.
(1956.11.23 – 1976.05.31)

Born:1905.09.24 (England)
Ordained Priest:1937.09.09
Consecrated Bishop:1956.09.08
Died:1992.08.09 († 86)

Titular Archbishop of Cotyæum (1956.04.29 – 1956.11.23)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Salisbury (Zimbabwe) (1956.04.29 – 1956.11.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Salisbury (Zimbabwe) (1956.11.23 – 1976.05.31)

Archbishop Aston Sebastian Joseph Chichester, S.J.
(1955.01.01 – 1956.11.23)

Born:1878.05.22 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1913.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1931.07.19
Died:1962.10.24 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Ubaza (1931.03.04 – 1955.01.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Salisbury (Zimbabwe) (1931.03.04 – 1955.01.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Salisbury (Zimbabwe) (1955.01.01 – 1956.11.23)

Titular Archbishop of Velebusdus (1956.11.23 – 1962.10.24)

Vicars Apostolic of Salisbury (Roman Rite)

Bishop Aston Sebastian Joseph Chichester, S.J. (later Archbishop)
(1931.03.04 – 1955.01.01)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Salisbury (Roman Rite)

Fr. Roberto Brown, S.J.
(1927.07.14 – 1929)

Died:1929

Prefect Apostolic of Zambese (Zimbabwe) (1922 – 1927.07.14)

Prefect Apostolic of Salisbury (Zimbabwe) (1927.07.14 – 1929)

Prefects Apostolic of Zambese (Roman Rite)

Fr. Roberto Brown, S.J.
(1922 – 1927.07.14)

(see above)

Fr. Edoardo Parry, S.J.
(1918 – 1922)

Died:1922

Prefect Apostolic of Zambese (Zimbabwe) (1918 – 1922)

Fr. Riccardo Sykes, S.J.
(1915 – 1918)

Died:1918

Prefect Apostolic of Zambese (Zimbabwe) (1915 – 1918)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Gweru (↙), Gokwe (←), Chinhoyi (↖), Tete (↗), Mutare (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 63,555 km²

Population: 680,680 Catholics (17.9% of 3,796,250 total)

Pastoral Centres: 50 parishes

Personnel: 169 priests (71 diocesan, 98 religious), 577 religious (313 brothers, 264 sisters), 34 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.02.22

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