Roman Catholic Diocese of Solwezi

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Diocese of Solwezi
Dioecesis Solveziensis
Location
Country Zambia
Metropolitan Lusaka
Statistics
Area 88,300 km2 (34,100 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
682,191,
67,048 (9.8%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral St Daniel Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Charles Kasonde

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

History[edit]

  • April 9, 1959: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Solwezi from the Apostolic Vicariate of Ndola
  • December 9, 1976: Promoted as Diocese of Solwezi

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Solwezi (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Charles Kasonde (Since 2010)
    • Bishop Alick Banda (2007.05.30 - 2010)
    • Bishop Noel Charles O'Regan, S.M.A. (Apostolic Administrator 2004.10.01 – 2007.05.30)
    • Bishop Noel Charles O'Regan, S.M.A. (1995.07.10 – 2004.10.01)
    • Bishop Noel Charles O'Regan, S.M.A. (Apostolic Administrator 1994 – 1995.07.10)
    • Bishop Severinah Abdon Potani, O.F.M. Conv. (1976.12.09 – 1993.12.26)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Solwezi (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Severinah Abdon Potani, O.F.M. Conv. (Apostolic Administrator 1970.06.09 – 1976.12.09)
    • Fr. Anselm Myers, O.F.M. Conv. (1969 – 1970.06.09)
    • Fr. Rupert Hillerich, O.F.M. Conv. (1959 – 1969)

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Coordinates: 12°11′05″S 26°23′59″E / 12.1846°S 26.3998°E / -12.1846; 26.3998