Apostolic Vicariate of

Ingwavuma

South Africa South Africa

Map

Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Ingwavuma / Ingvavumen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Good Shepherd, Our Lady of Sorrow

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935, South Africa

Phone: (035) 838 1136

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2023.03.20 – ...):Bishop Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I. (59)Bishop Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I. (59)

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Ingwavuma (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I. (59)Bishop Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I. (59)
(2023.03.20 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa)

Born:1965.05.17 (Leskop, Estcourt, South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1996.04.27
Consecrated Bishop:2023.06.03

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (2023.03.20 – ...)

Archbishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M. (67)Archbishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M. (67)
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.08.08 – 2023.03.20)

Archbishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M. (67)Bishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M. (67) (later Archbishop)
(2016.04.30 – 2021.06.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa)

The truth will set you free / Iquiniso liyonikhulula

Born:1957.02.01 (St. Nivard, South Africa)
Ordained Priest:1987.02.14
Consecrated Bishop:2016.06.25

Titular Bishop of Elephantaria in Proconsulari (2016.04.30 – 2021.06.09)

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (2016.04.30 – 2021.06.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa) (2021.06.09 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (2021.08.08 – 2023.03.20)

Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (63)Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (63)
(Apostolic Administrator 2013.11.29 – 2016.04.30)

Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (63)Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (63)
(2008.11.24 – 2013.11.29)

Bishop of Manzini (Eswatini)

IZwi laba yinyama

Born:1961.05.08 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1986.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:2009.04.18

Titular Bishop of Maturba (2008.11.24 – 2013.11.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (2008.11.24 – 2013.11.29)

Apostolic Administrator of Manzini (Eswatini) (2012.09 – 2013.11.29)

Apostolic Administrator of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (2013.11.29 – 2016.04.30)

Bishop of Manzini (Eswatini) (2013.11.29 – ...)

Bishop Michael Mary O’Shea, O.S.M.
(1990.11.19 – 2006.05.30)

Born:1930.08.27 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1956.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:1991.04.06
Died:2006.05.30 († 75)

Prefect Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (1976.01.09 – 1990.11.19)

Titular Bishop of Ath Truim (1990.11.19 – 2006.05.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (1990.11.19 – 2006.05.30)

Prefects Apostolic of Ingwavuma (Roman Rite)

Fr. Michael Mary O’Shea, O.S.M. (later Bishop)
(1976.01.09 – 1990.11.19)

(see above)

Fr. Anselm Donald Mary Dennehy, O.S.M.
(Apostolic Administrator 1970.05.08 – 1976)

Fr. Edwin Roy Kinch, O.S.M.
(1962.11.13 – 1970.05.09)

Born:1918.08.11
Ordained Priest:1945.05.20
Died:2003.05.26 († 84)

Prefect Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) (1962.11.13 – 1970.05.09)

Special Churches

Eshowe (↙), Manzini (↖), Maputo (↑)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 12,369 km²

Population: 33,600 Catholics (4.4% of 771,400 total)

Pastoral Centres: 11 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 17 priests (7 diocesan, 10 religious), 20 religious (14 brothers, 6 sisters), 2 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

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Religious

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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