Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pretoria

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Archdiocese of Pretoria
Archidioecesis Praetoriensis
Country South Africa
Ecclesiastical province Pretoria
Metropolitan Pretoria, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng
Area 16,573 km2 (6,399 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
186,383 (4.0%)
Parishes 59
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 9 April 1948
Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral
Patron saint Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of Good Counsel
Secular priests 46
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop William Slattery
Vicar General Abel Gabuza
Emeritus Bishops

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pretoria (Latin: Praetorien(sis)) is a Latin Catholic archdiocese and the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Pretoria in South Africa.

The cathedral archiepiscopal see of the Archbishop is Sacred Heart Cathedral in Pretoria.


Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Apostolic Vicar of Pretoria
  • John Colburn Garner (9 April 1948 Appointed – 1951.01.11 see below), Titular Bishop of Tracula (1948.04.09 – 1951.01.11)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Pretoria


Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitans' own archbishorpic and the following Suffragan sees and mission :

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Coordinates: 25°45′S 28°11′E / 25.750°S 28.183°E / -25.750; 28.183