Diocese of Eshowe - Our Bishop


The Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa, Archbishop James Patrick Green, informed us on 11 March 2008, that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed the Financial Administrator of the Diocese of Bethlehem

Monsignor Xolelo Thaddaeus Kumalo

as Bishop of Eshowe.

The corresponding official announcement was made in Rome at 13H00 South African time.

Mgr Kumalo was born on 2 July 1954 at Gogele in the Diocese of Kokstad.
He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Bethlehem on 10 October 1991.
From 2000 to 2006 he was Vicar General of the Diocese of Bethlehem.

The bishop's ordination will take place on June 7, 2008 at Eshowe, Little Flower, starting at 10:00 a.m.


Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd and leader of your church assist our new Bishop Thaddeus with the power of your blessing that he may inflame us by his zeal and be an example for us by his conduct. May he be able to carry us through his love, strengthen us through his patience, keep us in the joy of the Holy Spirit, bless us by his prayers, instruct us by his teaching unite us to Your Holy People and lead us to a genuine service of you and your family in spirit and truth. Amen


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