Diocese of

Tete

Mozambique Mozambique

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Continent: Southern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Tete / Tetien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Beira

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint James Major

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: May 6 (1991)

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.03.22 – ...):Bishop Diamantino Guapo Antunes, I.M.C. (57)Bishop Diamantino Guapo Antunes, I.M.C. (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tete (Roman Rite)

Bishop Diamantino Guapo Antunes, I.M.C. (57)Bishop Diamantino Guapo Antunes, I.M.C. (57)
(2019.03.22 – ...)

Bishop of Tete (Mozambique)

Born:1966.11.30 (Albergaria dos Doze, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1994.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:2019.05.12

Bishop of Tete (Mozambique) (2019.03.22 – ...)

Fr. Sandro Faedi, I.M.C.
(Apostolic Administrator 2017.04.11 – 2019.03.22)

Archbishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C. (64)Bishop Inácio Saure, I.M.C. (64) (later Archbishop)
(2011.04.12 – 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 – ...)

Fr. Giacomo Palagi, M.C.C.J.
(Apostolic Administrator 2009.06 – 2011.04.12)

Bishop Paulo Mandlate, S.S.S.
(1976.05.31 – 2009.04.18)

Born:1934.02.04 (Macupalane-Manjacaze, Mozambique)
Ordained Priest:1968.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1976.09.26
Died:2019.08.21 (Maputo, Mozambique † 85)

Bishop of Tete (Mozambique) (1976.05.31 – 2009.04.18)

President of Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (1986 – 1993)

Bishop Augusto César Alves Ferreira da Silva, C.M. (92)Bishop Augusto César Alves Ferreira da Silva, C.M. (92)
(1972.02.19 – 1976.05.31)

Bishop emeritus of Portalegre–Castelo Branco (Portugal)

Caritas urget

Born:1932.03.15 (Fervença-Celorico de Basto, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1960.07.24
Consecrated Bishop:1972.05.21

Bishop of Tete (Mozambique) (1972.02.19 – 1976.05.31)

Bishop of Portalegre–Castelo Branco (Portugal) (1978.09.25 – 2004.04.22)

Bishop Félix Niza Ribeiro
(1962.12.20 – 1972.02.19)

Born:1916.09.29
Ordained Priest:1940.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:1963.03.24
Died:1989.01.19 († 72)

Bishop of Tete (Mozambique) (1962.12.20 – 1972.02.19)

Bishop of João Belo (Mozambique) (1972.02.19 – 1976.05.31)

Special Churches

Harare (↙), Chinhoyi (←), Lusaka (←), Lilongwe (↑), Chipata (↑), Dedza (↗), Blantyre (→), Chikwawa (→), Beira (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 100,724 km²

Population: 358,575 Catholics (15.1% of 2,377,970 total)

Pastoral Centres: 37 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 72 priests (19 diocesan, 53 religious), 145 religious (61 brothers, 84 sisters), 41 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.29

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