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DIOCESE OF POLOKWANE

Province of Pretoria

The Northern Transvaal was erected a Prefecture by Decree of The Sacred Congregation for Propagation of Faith on 22 December 1910.

The Rev Fr D Ildefons Lanslots, OSB was appointed first Prefect Apostolic

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DIOCESE OF POLOKWANE

Province of Pretoria

The Northern Transvaal was erected a Prefecture by Decree of The Sacred Congregation for Propagation of Faith on 22 December 1910.

The Rev Fr D Ildefons Lanslots, OSB was appointed first Prefect Apostolic

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DIOCESE OF POLOKWANE

Province of Pretoria

The Northern Transvaal was erected a Prefecture by Decree of The Sacred Congregation for Propagation of Faith on 22 December 1910.

The Rev Fr D Ildefons Lanslots, OSB was appointed first Prefect Apostolic

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READ MORE

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DIOCESE OF POLOKWANE

Province of Pretoria

The Northern Transvaal was erected a Prefecture by Decree of The Sacred Congregation for Propagation of Faith on 22 December 1910.

The Rev Fr D Ildefons Lanslots, OSB was appointed first Prefect Apostolic

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CONVENTS

Benedictine Sisters of Christ the King:

  1. St Scholastica, PO Box 2665, Polokwane 0700. Cell: 072 423 4905.

PARISHES

POLOKWANE. Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 1906. 54 Biccard Street, PO Box 575, Polokwane 0700. Tel & Fax: (015) 295 3119.

SCHOOLS

Benedict & Hope School for Mentally Handicapped: PO Box 2665, Polokwane 0700. Cell: 082 979 7728.

PRIESTS

Matlamela, Klaas: Mokopane
Madiba, Bernard: Turfloop
MASELA, Jeremiah: Polokwane
SELEMELA, Clemens: Polokwane
MOKGOTHO, Clement: Bela Bela

About Us

The Northern Transvaal was erected a Prefecture by Decree of The Sacred Congregation for Propagation of Faith on 22 December 1910. The Rev Fr D Ildefons Lanslots, OSB was appointed first Prefect Apostolic. He resigned in 1921, and was succeeded by the Rt. Rev D Salvator van Nuffel, OSB, who resigned in 1939. By further decree on 13 June 1939, the Prefecture Apostolic of the Northern Transvaal was raised to the dignity of an Abbey Nullius, followed by the Decree of 14 November 1939 that announced the appointment by the Holy Father of the Very Rev D Frederic Osterrath, OSB, as first Abbot and Titular Bishop of Tangiers in Mauritania. He resigned in 1952. Polokwane became a Diocese on 21 December 1988. It comprises the districts of Polokwane, Mokopane, Waterberg, Bela-bela, Lephalale, Bochum, Mankweng, Mokerong, Seshego, Thabamoopo and part of Moretele. Read more

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