Diocese of

Manzini

Eswatini Eswatini

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Manzini / Manzinien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Johannesburg

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Joseph

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: PO Box 19, Manzini, Eswatini

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

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

Ordinaries

Bishops of Manzini (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (63)Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (63)
(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 José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (63)Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (63)
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.09 – 2013.11.29)

Bishop Louis Ncamiso Ndlovu, O.S.M.
(1985.07.01 – 2012.08.27)

Fons pacis justitia

Born:1945.03.15 (Eswatini)
Ordained Priest:1978.05.04
Consecrated Bishop:1985.10.12
Died:2012.08.27 († 67)

Apostolic Administrator of Manzini (Eswatini) (1981.02.20 – 1985.07.01)

Bishop of Manzini (Eswatini) (1985.07.01 – 2012.08.27)

President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1993 – 1999)

President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (2001 – 2003)

Fr. Louis Ncamiso Ndlovu, O.S.M. (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1981.02.20 – 1985.07.01)

Bishop Aloysius Isaac Mandlenkhosi Zwane
(1976.01.24 – 1980.08.10)

Born:1932.05.06 (Eswatini)
Ordained Priest:1964.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1976.05.16
Died:1980.08.10 († 48)

Bishop of Manzini (Eswatini) (1976.01.24 – 1980.08.10)

Bishop Girolamo Maria Casalini, O.S.M.
(1965.12.18 – 1976.01.24)

Born:1915.12.17 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1938.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1966.02.12
Died:1982.08.28 († 66)

Bishop of Manzini (Eswatini) (1965.12.18 – 1976.01.24)

Bishop Costantino Maria Attilio Barneschi, O.S.M.
(1961.11.07 – 1965.05.21)

Born:1892.06.24 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1919.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1939.04.30
Died:1965.05.21 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Thagaste (1939.03.15 – 1951.01.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Swaziland (Eswatini) (1939.03.15 – 1951.01.11)

Bishop of Bremersdorp (Eswatini) (1951.01.11 – 1961.11.07)

Bishop of Manzini (Eswatini) (1961.11.07 – 1965.05.21)

Bishops of Bremersdorp (Roman Rite)

Bishop Costantino Maria Attilio Barneschi, O.S.M.
(1951.01.11 – 1961.11.07)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Swaziland (Roman Rite)

Bishop Costantino Maria Attilio Barneschi, O.S.M.
(1939.03.15 – 1951.01.11)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Swaziland (Roman Rite)

Msgr. Romualdo Migliorini, O.S.M.
(1933.07.08 – 1939)

Died:1939

Prefect Apostolic of Swaziland (Eswatini) (1933.07.08 – 1939)

Msgr. Pellegrino Bellezze, O.S.M.
(1923.03.15 – 1933.05)

Born:1884.01.10
Ordained Priest:1907.12.21

Prefect Apostolic of Swaziland (Eswatini) (1923.03.15 – 1933.05)

Special Churches

Churches by City (18)

Dundee (↙), Witbank (↖), Maputo (↗), Ingwavuma (↘), Eshowe (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 17,000 km²

Population: 57,630 Catholics (5.3% of 1,084,900 total)

Pastoral Centres: 17 parishes, 103 missions

Personnel: 25 priests (16 diocesan, 9 religious), 53 religious (15 brothers, 38 sisters), 3 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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