Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaborone

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Diocese of Gaborone
Dioecesis Gaboronensis
Location
Country Botswana
Ecclesiastical province Pretoria
Statistics
Area 178,301 km2 (68,842 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,003,645
63,926 (6.4%)
Parishes 22
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 24 April 1959 (1959-April-24)
Cathedral Christ the King Cathedral
Patron saint Our Lady of Sorrows
Secular priests 36
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Valentine Tsamma Seane

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaborone (Latin: Dioecesis Gaboronensis) is a diocese located in the city of Gaborone, Botswana, in the Ecclesiastical province of Pretoria in South Africa. The motto of the diocese is Deus Caritas Est, which means "God is love."

History[edit]

Special churches[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Gaborone (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Gaberones (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Urban Charles Joseph Murphy, C.P. (5 August 1966 – 7 April 1970)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Bechuanaland (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Urban Charles Joseph Murphy, C.P. (24 April 1959 – 5 August 1966)

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Coordinates: 24°39′27″S 25°55′07″E / 24.65750°S 25.91861°E / -24.65750; 25.91861