GOKWE – Father Rudolf Nyandoro who has been appointed new bishop for Gokwe Diocese is going to be ordained on April 29, 2017.
This was confirmed through a Press statement released this week by the Apostolic Nunciature (Pope's representative in Zimbabwe).
Thousands of Roman Catholics are expected to gather at Gokwe Cathedral at Gokwe Centre where Father Nyandoro is going to be ordained.
Father Nyandoro was announced as the new Bishop last month and he is going to replace Bishop Angel Floro Martinez who has retired after reaching the age of 75.
Gokwe Diocese is the 7th of the Roman Catholic's 8th dioceses in Zimbabwe and it was established on June 17, 1991 from Hwange Diocese. Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera was the first bishop of that diocese. Bishop Martinez took over from him in 1999 to 2017.
Canon 401 of the Catholic Code of Canon Law states that diocesan bishops must submit their resignation to the Pope on reaching the age of 75.