Our Bishops

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Bishops, in union with and in subordination to the Pope, serve the people of their own dioceses with ordinary jurisdiction and authority. They also have, in collegiate manner with the Pope and with each other, concern and efforts for the general welfare of the whole Church. The Zimbabwean Bishops form, as their coordinating body, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC), which was constituted by Roman Decree on 1 October 1969.

Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu

Archbishop Ndlovu is the head of the Archdiocese of Harare.

He was ordained Bishop of Hwange on 9 May 1999, appointed Archbishop of Harare on 10 June 2004.

He is the current President of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference and Chairman of the National Marriage Tribunal.

Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil

Archbishop Alex Thomas is the Archbishop of Bulawayo.

He is a member of the Divine Word Missionaries from India and was appointed Archbishop on 20 June 2009, ordained and installed at Bulawayo on 12 September 2009.

He is the Vice President of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference and  Chairman of  Caritas Zimbabwe, Refugees, Migrants, Health Commission, and HIV and AIDS Desk.

Bishop Paul Horan

On 28 May 2016 he was appointed Bishop of Mutare and on 27 Aug 2016 ordained. Bishop Horan is of the Carmelite Congregation.

He is the President of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Chairman of the Social Communications Commission and Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Dialogue. Bishop Horan is the Secretary and Treasurer of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro was appointed on 28 Jan 2017 and on 29 Apr 2017 ordained as bishop of Gokwe.

He is a chairman of Education and Culture Commission, Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace and the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office.

Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa CSsR.

Appointed 30 December 2017 by His Holiness Pope Francis, Bishop Mupandasekwa was ordained on 7 April 2018 at Chinhoyi University of Technology. Prior to his appointment, Bishop Mupandasekwa was the Regional Superior of the Redemptorist Congregation in Zimbabwe.

Bishop Mupandasekwa is the Chairman for Commission for Clergy, Religious and Vocations and the Pontifical Mission Societies.

Bishop Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube

Bishop Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube was appointed as the Bishop of Hwange Diocese on 5 July 2021. His episcopal ordination was on 30 October 2021.

Bishop Ncube is the ZCBC Chairman for the Pastoral Centre.

Bishop Eusebius Jelous Nyathi

He was appointed Bishop of Gokwe on 23 July 2023, ordained and installed on 23 September 2023.