Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera of the Catholic Diocese of Masvingo in Zimbabwe, the 72-year-old Catholic Church leader who started his Episcopal Ministry in the Zimbabwean Diocese of Gokwe in October 1991.
Officials of Caritas Zimbabwe’s Catholic Dioceses are advocating for “proper capacity building” of those involved in implementing projects in the Southern African nation amid “general donor-fatigue amongst our donors”.
Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Masvingo is empowering women through self-help initiatives in view of ending “the scourge” of gender-based violence (GBV) in that part of the country.
At his installation over the weekend as the sixth Local Ordinary of Zimbabwe’s Gweru Diocese, Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro highlighted inspirations from two Papal Encyclicals including the most recent one of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro, who has been the Local Ordinary of Gokwe Diocese, as the new Bishop of Gweru Diocese in the central part of Zimbabwe.