Administration

DIOCESE OF HWANGE

Diocesan Feastday : December 8 The Immaculate Conception

Bishop ALBERTO SERRANO SMI
Appointed Bishop of Hwange on 5th December 2006 Ordained and installed on 3rd February 2007 at Hwange
Address: Bishop’s House,
Old Bulawayo Road
Box 25, Hwange
Tel : (081) 22325
Fax : (081) 22260
E-mail : bishouse@comone.co.zw

Bishop Emeritus : Rt Rev. Ignatius Prieto SMI P.O. Box 59, Dete
The Prefecture of Hwange, cut off from the Apostolic Vicariates of Salisbury and Bulawayo was erected on 29th June 1953 and confided to the Fathers of the Spanish Mission Institute (SMI). The first Prefect Apostolic was Mgr Francis Font, 1953-1955 (+1961), followed by Mgr Dominic Ros, 1955-1963 (+1966). On 1st March 1963, the Prefecture of Hwange became a Diocese. On 3rd July 1991, the civil district of Gokwe, the area of Omay between the Sengwa and Sanyati rivers in the Kariba district, and the area of the Nkayi district north of the Shangani river, were cut from the Diocese of Hwange and formed into the Diocese of Gokwe.
The Diocese of Hwange comprises the following civil districts: Hwange, Binga, and the part of Lupane north of the Shabula river. It is bounded on the North by Zambezi river, on the West by Botswana, on the East by the civil districts of Omay, Gokwe, Lupane and on the South by Nyamandlovu.
Area : 43,427 square kilometres
Population : 346,697
Catholics : 38,175
CURIA AND ADMINISTRATION
Vicar General Very Rev Fr. Marko Rumuna
Judicial Vicar Very Rev Fr. Joshua del Barrio
Pastor Vicar
Treasurer Fr. Johannes Alarcia
Secretary/Receptionist Sr Mercy Machona
Consultors Frs. A. Trujilo J del Barrio, M. Rumuna Matthias Sibanda, J.R Mudereri, , Jeyaraj, Muthusami,.
Finance Committee. Frs. Johannes Alarcia

DIOCESAN DELEGATES
Education Secretary Fr. Jim Muleya
Lituirgy & Sacred Music Fr. Marko Rumuna
Catechetics
Promoter of Vocations Fr. Jimu Muleya
Ongoing Formation of priest Fr. Joshua Nyoni
PMS Fr. Elia Gwambu
Social Communications Fr. Johannes Alarcia
Family Apostolate Fr. John R Mudereri
Biblical Apostolate Fr. Alphonse Trujilo
Ecumenism
SPIRITUAL ADVISORS
Justice and Peace Fr, Stanislaus Lumano
Legion of Mary Fr. Timothy Peacock
Men of Joseph Fr. Jabulani Nyoni
St Annes Association Fr. Marko Rumuna
Catholic Charismatic Renewal Fr. Tresford Chota, SDB
Catholics Youth Association Fr. Christopher Sibanda
CADEC/CARITAS Ex Officio Fr. Johannes Alarcia

 

PASTORAL CENTRES
Chimuniko Pastoral Centre (St Mary’s) Fr. Mgcini Moyo
Dingindlela Pastoral Centre (Jotsholo) Fr. Alphonse Trujilo
Tusimpe Pastoral Centre (Binga) Fr. Joshua del Barrio

 

DIOCESAN COORDINATORS
Aids & Orphans Care (Lubhancho House) Sr. Otilia Nyoni : CMFC
Health Sr. Otilia Mubhazangi
Youth ` Fr Christopher Sibanda
CADEC/Caritas Mr. Super dube
Justice and Peace
Senate of Priests
Organising Secretary Fr. Elias Gwambu
Recording Secretary Fr. Masimba Nyoni

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