DIOCESE OF ALIWAL
The Sacred Heart of Jesus
BISHOP MICHAEL WUSTENBERG
Appointed 19 December 2007, ordained 24 February 2008, at Aliwal North
53/55 Cathcart Street
PO Box 27
Aliwal North 9750
Tel: (051) 633 2342
Fax: (051) 633 3078
This ecclesiastical territory was entrusted to the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 1923, and was formerly known as the Gariep Prefecture. The Rt Rev Mgr FW Demont, SCJ, was the first Prefect Apostolic. In 1936 the Prefecture was raised to the status of Vicariate and became known as the Aliwal Vicariate.
In 1953 the Western portion of the Diocese was detached and became the prefecture of De Aar. The Diocese of Aliwal now comprises: Districts of Venterstad, Steynsburg, Sterkstroom, Molteno, Woodehouse, Macuba with Jujinganga Hills, 1ndwe, Barkly East, Herschel. Rouxville. Bethulie. Aliwal North. Burgersdorp, Lady Grey, Springfontein
Area: 31 200 sq. km Tot. Pop: 500 000 Cath. Pop: 35 000
1. Rt Rev Bishop FW Demont SCJ 1936-1944. Died 1964 in Germany.
2. Rt Rev Mgr PL Meyer SCJ Acting Administrator 1944-1946. Died 1965 in USA.
3. Rt Rev Bishop J Lueck SCJ 1947-1973. Died 2000 in Germany.
4. Rt Rev Bishop E Baaij SCJ 1974-1981. Nazareth House, 10 Park Lane, Port Elizabeth 6001. Tel: (041) 373 1948.
5. Rt Rev Bishop J De Palma SCJ, Apostolic Administrator 1981-1986. Boston, America.
6. Right Rev. Bishop Fritz Lobinger Appointed Apostolic Administrator 19 May 1986, and consecrated on 27 Feb 1988 Resigned in 2005.
Fr J Kizito
P.O. Box 27, Aliwal North, 9750
For further information, please go to the Diocese of Aliwal