Port Elizabeth

DIOCESE OF PORT ELIZABETH

(Province of Cape Town)

PATRONS:
Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt
St Patrick

 Bishop Zungu

Rt Rev Vincent Zungu OFM (2014)

Address
10 Park Lane Central
Port Elizabeth 6001

PO Box 12194
Centrahil 6006
Tel: (041) 373 6735
Fax: (041) 374 3921
E-mail: cathport@aerosat.co.za
Website: www.catholic-pe.co.za

 

PREDECESSORS

– Rt Rev Aidan Devereux, Titular Bishop of Paneas, was consecrated 27 December 1847, died 11 February 1854;
– Rt Rev Patrick Moran, Titular Bishop of Dardania, consecrated 30March 1856, transferred to Dunedin, New Zealand 1869, died 1895;
– Rt Rev James David Richards, Titular Bishop of Retimo, consecrated 18 June 1871, died 30November 1893;
– Rt Rev Peter Strobino, Titular Bishop of Pompeiopolis, consecrated 1 November 1891, coadjutor cum jure successionis to Dr Ricards, died 1 October 1896;
– Rt Rev Hugh MacSherry, Titular Bishop of Justinianopolis, assistant at the Pontifical Throne, consecrated 2 August 1896 as coadjutor cum jure successionis to Rt Rev Bishop Strobino, died 19 April 1940.
– Rt Rev James Colbert, Titular Bishop of Oldia, was consecrated 29 October 1939, resigned 1948.
– Rt Rev Hugh Boyle, consecrated Titular Bishop of Bagai 2 February 1949, appointed Bishop of Port Elizabeth 11 January 1951, appointed Bishop of Johannesburg 25 June 1954.
– Rt Rev E A Green, appointed Bishop of Port Elizabeth 19 April 1955, consecrated Corpus Christi Church, Wittebome, Cape, 29 June 1955, was enthroned at St Augustine’s Cathedral, Port Elizabeth, 6 July 1955. He resigned 27 December 1970. He died on 21 March 1988.
– Rt Rev J P Murphy, was consecrated at St Augustine’s Cathedral 28 August 1972 and as Bishop Emeritus of Port Elizabeth since 22 June 1986. Died on 18 September 1997.

HISTORY

Erected in 1847, the Vicariate Apostolic of Port Elizabeth was formerly known as the Vicariate Apostolic of the Eastern Districts of the Cape of Good Hope.

The Port Elizabeth Diocese has for its boundaries on the West: Humansdorp Uitenhage, Jansnville, Pearston and Cradock Magisterial Area; on the North, the southern boundaries of Middelburg, Maraisburg, Tarkastad, Queenstown, Stockenstroom, Cathcart and Stutterheim districts; on the East, the Great Kei River and on the South, the Indian Ocean.

Area: 71 828 sq.km.         Total Pop. 5 950 000       Cath. Pop: 98 648

ADMINISTRATION
Diocesan Office
PO Box 12194, Centrahil 6006
Tel: (041) 373 2854, Fax: (041) 374 3921
E-mail: cathport@aerosat.co.za
Bishop’s Secretary: Miss Anneliese Beckers

Vicar General
Rev Msgr. Brendan Deenihan
St. Augustine’s Cathedral, PO Box 12898, Centrahil 6006
Tel: (041) 585 2161, Fax: (041) 5824353.
 
For further information, please go to the Diocese of Port Elizabeth