Harare, 15 September, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has transferred the Catholic Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese to the Southern African country’s Episcopal See of Masvingo.
A statement from the Apostolic Nunciature in Harare says the Holy Father also appointed Bishop Tapiwa the “Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the Diocese of Chinhoyi pending the nomination of a new Bishop.”
The Diocese of Masvingo has been under the leadership of Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndhlovu of Harare Archdiocese as Apostolic Administrator since his appointment in July 2022; he became the caretaker of Masvingo Diocese following the retirement of Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera.
Bishop Tapiwa who has been transferred to Masvingo Diocese has been at the helm of Chinhoyi Diocese since his Episcopal Ordination in April 2018.