Roman Catholic Diocese of Mthatha

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Diocese of Umtata
Dioecesis Umtatanus
Location
Country South Africa
Metropolitan Durban
Statistics
Area 22,500 km2 (8,700 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,717,676
68,198 (4.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Anton Sipuka

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Umtata (Latin: Umtatan(us)) is a diocese located in the city of Umtata in the Ecclesiastical province of Durban in South Africa.

History[edit]

  • 30 March 1930: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Umtata from the Apostolic Vicariate of Mariannhill
  • 12 April 1937: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Umtata
  • 11 January 1951: Promoted as Diocese of Umtata

Special churches[edit]

The Cathedral is the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven in Umtata.

Leadership[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 31°34′S 28°46′E / 31.567°S 28.767°E / -31.567; 28.767