BRIEF HISTORY OF MUTARE DIOCESE
Prefect Apostolic of Umtali
Donal Lamont, OCarm (6 February 1953 – 15 February 1957)
Bishops of Umtali
Donal Lamont, OCarm (15 February 1957 – 5 November 1981)
Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa (5 November 1981 – 25 June 1982)
Bishops of Mutare
Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa (25 June 1982 – 27 August 2016)
Paul Horan, OCarm (27 August 2016 – )
Patrick Mumbure Mutume (17 June 1979 – 8 February 2017)
The Diocese of Mutare is situated in the Eastern part of Zimbabwe along the border with Mozambique.It corresponds to the Province of Manicaland and is centered around the Cathedral City of Mutare which is 170 miles east of Harare, the Capital of Zimbabwe. The Prefecture Apostolic of Umtali (Mutare) was erected on February 2nd 1953 from the Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Victoria and Apostolic Vicariate of Salisbury and was confided to the care of the Carmelites of the Irish Province. On February 15th 1957 the Prefecture was raised to the status of a Diocese and Rt. Rev. Donal Lamont O. Carm was appointed its first Bishop. The Diocese was re named as Diocese of Mutare on the 25th of June 1982. The diocese covers 32 202 square kilometers . It is home to a population of 1,675,000 and has a population of : 119,500 Catholics . The civil districts included in the Diocese are Maugwe , Mutasa, Mutare, Nyanga, Chimanimani and Chipinge.
MUTARE PASTORAL CENTRE
MUTARE DIOCESAN TRAINING CENTRE (MDTC)
Jeff Road, Chikanga 2, Mutare. Tel: 0775714338
The Diocesan Factory ( CLARE FASHIONS )
CLAIRE FASHIONS: a Diocese of Mutare project which specializes in uniforms and industrial ware.
Claire Fashions (Pvt) Ltd. Specialists in Uniforms and Industrial ware.P.O. Box 47 Mutare.
Phone: 02020 62347, 0712899521, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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