Vicariate Apostolic of Francistown
VICARIATE APOSTOLIC OF FRANCISTOWN
PATRONS: Our Lady of the Desert and St Francis of Assisi
Right Reverend Bishop Frank Atese Nubuasah, SVD
Created Vicariate of Francistown in 1998 with territory taken from the diocese of Gaborone that covered the whole country. The territory of the Vicariate lies north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The Vicariate comprises the following civil districts: Central, North East, North West, Chobe, Ngamiland and Ghanzi.
The Vicariate of Francistown is bounded to the East by the Archdiocese of Bulawayo and the diocese of Hwange(Zimbabwe), to the North by Livingstone diocese (Zambia) and the Vicariate of Rundu (Namibia), to the West by the Archdiocese of Windhoek (Namibia), to the South by the Gaborone diocese and to the South East by the diocese of Polokwane (Pietersburg) in South Africa.
Area: 472 995 km2
Total Pop: 801 729
Catholic Pop: 20 000+
Appointed first Bishop of Francistown
27th June 1998
ordained Bishop 7th November 1998.
Fr. Victor Noronha, SVD
Vicar General of the Vicariate of Francistown.
Priest in charge of St. James Parish.
Our Lady of the Desert Cathedral in Francistown