Roman Catholic Diocese of Chipata

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Diocese of Chipata

Dioecesis Chipatensis
Location
Country Zambia
MetropolitanLusaka
Statistics
Area69,106 km2 (26,682 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,381,000
315,130 (22.8%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopGeorge Cosmas Zumaire Lungu
Auxiliary BishopsBenjamin Phiri, Auxiliary Bishop-elect

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chipata (Latin: Chipaten(sis)) is a diocese located in Chipata in Zambia.

History[edit]

  • July 1, 1937: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Fort Jameson from the Apostolic Vicariate of Nyassa in Malawi
  • May 7, 1953: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Jameson
  • April 25, 1959: Promoted as Diocese of Fort Jameson
  • April 15, 1968: Renamed as Diocese of Chipata

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Chipata (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Fort Jameson (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Firmin Courtemanche, M. Afr. (1959.04.25 – 1968.04.15)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Fort Jameson (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Firmin Courtemanche, M. Afr. (1953.05.07 – 1959.04.25)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Fort Jameson (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Firmin Courtemanche, M. Afr. (1947.03.07 – 1953.05.07)
    • Fr. Fernand Martin, M. Afr. (Apostolic Administrator 1946 – 1947.03.07)
    • Fr. Fernand Martin, M. Afr. (1937.12.17 – 1946)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 13°38′00″S 32°39′26″E / 13.6333°S 32.6571°E / -13.6333; 32.6571