Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu

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Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu
Vicariatus Apostolicus Runduensis
Country Namibia
Metropolitan Windhoek
Area 140,046 km2 (54,072 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
91,464 (30.6%)
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Bishop Joseph Shipandeni Shikongo, O.M.I.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Runduensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate in Namibia (southwestern Africa). Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Mary's in the city of Rundu.

Although a missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction, it's not exempt but a suffragan in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Windhoek.


  • Established on March 14, 1994 as Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu, on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Windhoek (now its Metropolitan).

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(missionary members of Roman rite congregations)

Apostolic Vicars of Rundu

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