The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro, until now Bishop of Gokwe, as the new Bishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe. The Bishop Nyandoro was born in Gweru in 1968 and was ordained a priest in 1998. He attended courses in philosophy from 1991 to 1994 in the St. Charles Lwanga major seminary of Chimanimani, Mutare, and completed his theological studies in Chishawasha, Harare.
In 2015 he obtained a PhD in pastoral counseling from the University of South Africa. He has held the following pastoral roles in the diocese of Masvingo: vicar in the Mukaru Mission (1999), administrator of the Cathedral (2000-2006), and rector of the minor seminary (2007-2009) and of the Bondolfi Teachers’ College (2010-2015). In 2015 he has served as chancellor of the diocese of Masvingo and professor at the Bondolfi Teachers’ College. He succeeded Bishop Angel Floro Martínez, I.E.M.E., as Bishop of Gokwe in 2017.
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