Apostolic Vicariate of Ingwavuma

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Apostolic vicariate of Ingwavuma
Vicariatus Apostolicus Ingvavumensis
Location
Country South Africa
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 12,369 km2 (4,776 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
609,180
23,054 (3.8%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and Our Lady of Sorrows, Hlabisa
Current leadership
Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Ingwavuma (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Ingvavumensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic Vicariate located in the city of Ingwavuma in South Africa.

History[edit]

  • November 12, 1962: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Ingwavuma from the Diocese of Eshowe and Diocese of Manzini
  • November 19, 1990: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Ingwavuma

Leadership[edit]

  • Vicar Apostolics of Ingwavuma (Roman rite)
    •  ??
    • Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León, I.M.C. (November 24, 2008 – November, 2013)
    • Bishop Michael Mary O'Shea, O.S.M. (November 19, 1990 – May 30, 2006)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Ingwavuma (Roman Rite)
    • Fr. Michael Mary O'Shea, O.S.M. (later Bishop) (January 9, 1976 – November 19, 1990)
    • Fr. Anselm Donald Mary Dennehy, O.S.M. (Apostolic Administrator May 8, 1970 – 1976)
    • Fr. Edwin Roy Kinch, O.S.M. (November 13, 1962 – May 9, 1970)

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