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    Monday, 6 August 2018

    Catholic Diocese of Harare surrenders Buhera District

    From( left) ,The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Harare, Fr. Kennedy Muguti, (Right) and Bishop Paul Horan bishop of Mutare Diocese.

    BY BR. ALFONCEKUGWA/
    MATTHEW TAKAONA

    HARARE – The Catholic Diocese of Harare which is the biggest in the country has surrendered Buhera District to Mutare Diocese following formalities done on July 3, 2018.
    Harare Diocese stretched all the way from Mash East to Birchenough Bridge thereby covering the whole of Buhera. The Mirror understands that moving Buhera from Harare to Mutare Diocese was done because it was realised that the former was too big and this stretched the work of the Bishop of Harare.
    On July 3, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Harare, Fr. Kennedy Muguti, representing Archbishop Robert Ndlovu, handed over St Richards Parish to Mutare Diocese which was represented by Bishop Paul Horan at a ceremony graced by hundreds of parishioners from around Buhera.
    In a statement of agreement of transfer, Fr. Muguti said the Archdiocese was pleased to hand over St. Richards Parish which covers Buhera. He said the property and inventory that belonged to St. Richards under the supervision of the Archdiocese of Harare would not be removed but would remain to serve the interests of the parish under its new leadership.
    "We are in the process of transfer which starts on July 3, 2018 and ends on 31 December 2018. Concerning the inventory, no parish property or assets will be removed from the parish except personal property. The inventory will be handed over to Mutare Diocese signed by Most Rev. Christopher Ndlovu and witnessed by Rev Fr. Kennedy Muguti and also signed by Rt. Rev. Paul Horan and witnessed by Rt. Rev. Raymond Mupandasekwa, Bishop of Chinhoyi," said Fr. Muguti.
    Receiving the parish, Bishop Horan thanked the people of Buhera for working closely with the Archdiocese of Harare's administration in running the parish and encouraged them to continue working flat out in drawing more people to God.
    "We want to thank Archbishop Ndlovu, Fr. Muguti and the whole Archdiocese of Harare for organising this. We welcome the idea that Fr. Richard Mushuku who belongs to the Archdiocese of Harare and has been manning the place will continue serving St. Richards until December to help Fr. Chetse who has been appointed to the place to know the community and its people," Bishop Horan said.

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