Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Nampula

Mozambique Mozambique

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Nampula / Nampulen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Lichinga, Nacala, Pemba

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora da Fátima

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 23 (1956)

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2017.04.11 – ...):Archbishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C. (64)Archbishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C. (64)

President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Nampula (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C. (64)Archbishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C. (64)
(2017.04.11 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nampula (Mozambique)
President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique

Born:1960.03.02 (Balama, Mozambique)
Ordained Priest:1998.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2011.05.22

Bishop of Tete (Mozambique) (2011.04.12 – 2017.04.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nampula (Mozambique) (2017.04.11 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (2018.11.11 – 2021.11.12)

President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (2021.11.12 – ...)

Bishop Ernesto Maguengue (59)Bishop Ernesto Maguengue (59)
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.07.25 – 2017.04.11)

Archbishop Tomé Makhweliha, S.C.I. (79)Archbishop Tomé Makhweliha, S.C.I. (79)
(2000.11.16 – 2016.07.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Nampula (Mozambique)

Born:1945.01.02 (Mpwaha, Mozambique)
Ordained Priest:1973.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1998.01.18

Bishop of Pemba (Mozambique) (1997.10.24 – 2000.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nampula (Mozambique) (2000.11.16 – 2016.07.25)

President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (2006 – 2009)

Archbishop Manuel da Silva Vieira Pinto
(1984.06.04 – 2000.11.16)

Born:1923.12.08 (Amarante, Mozambique)
Ordained Priest:1949.08.07
Consecrated Bishop:1967.06.29
Died:2020.04.30 (Porto, Portugal † 96)

Bishop of Nampula (Mozambique) (1967.04.21 – 1984.06.04)

President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (1975 – 1976)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nampula (Mozambique) (1984.06.04 – 2000.11.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Pemba (Mozambique) (1992.12.12 – 1998.01.18)

Bishops of Nampula (Roman Rite)

Bishop Manuel da Silva Vieira Pinto (later Archbishop)
(1967.04.21 – 1984.06.04)

(see above)

Bishop Manuel de Medeiros Guerreiro
(1951.03.02 – 1966.11.30)

Born:1891.04.12
Ordained Priest:1913.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1937.08.15
Died:1978.04.10 († 86)

Bishop of São Tomé de Meliapor (India) (1937.04.10 – 1951.03.02)

Bishop of Nampula (Mozambique) (1951.03.02 – 1966.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Præcausa (1966.11.30 – 1971.01.27)

Bishop Teófilo José Pereira de Andrade, O.F.M.
(1941.05.12 – 1951.02.17)

Born:1881.01.14 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1905.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:1941.06.29
Died:1954.10.25 († 73)

Bishop of Nampula (Mozambique) (1941.05.12 – 1951.02.17)

Titular Bishop of Urusi (1951.02.17 – 1954.10.25)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Gurué (←), Lichinga (↖), Pemba (↗), Nacala (→)

Statistics (2015.12.31)

Area: 51,000 km²

Population: 589,000 Catholics (13.3% of 4,423,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 40 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 97 priests (60 diocesan, 37 religious), 285 religious (88 brothers, 197 sisters), 26 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

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