Roman Catholic Diocese of Kimberley

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Diocese of Kimberley
Dioecesis Kimberleyensis
Location
Country  South Africa
Metropolitan Bloemfontein
Statistics
Area 123,083 km2 (47,523 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,740,000
117,335 (6.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kimberley (Latin: Kimberleyen(sis)) is a diocese of the Catholic Church based in the city of Kimberly in the Ecclesiastical province of Bloemfontein in South Africa. The seat of the bishop is the Cathedral of St. Mary in Kimberley.

History[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Kimberley (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Abel Gabuza (23 Dec 2010- Incumbent)
    • Bishop Erwin Hecht, O.M.I. (1974.07.01 - 2009)
    • Bishop John Boekenfoehr, O.M.I. (1953.03.24 – 1974.07.01)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Kimberley in South Africa (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Kimberley in Orange (Roman rite)

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Coordinates: 33°35′00″S 22°12′00″E / 33.5833°S 22.2000°E / -33.5833; 22.2000