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Roman Catholic Diocese of Xai-Xai

Diocese of Xai-Xai
Dioecesis Xai-Xaiensis
Country Mozambique
Metropolitan Maputo
Area 75,709 km2 (29,231 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
174,229 (13.5%)
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xai-Xai (Latin: Xai-Xaien(sis)) is a Diocese located in the city of Xai-Xai, Mozambique, in the Ecclesiastical Province of Maputo in Mozambique.

On Thursday, January 31, 2013, the incumbent Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Xai-Xai, Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula, was appointed to serve as a Member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples by Pope Benedict XVI.[1]


  • June 19, 1970: Established as Diocese of João Belo from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lourenço Marques
  • October 1, 1976: Renamed as Diocese of Xai-Xai

Special churches

The Cathedral is the Catedral São João Baptista (Cathedral of St. John the Baptist) in Xai-Xai.


  • Bishops of Xai-Xai (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (since 2004.06.24)
    • Bishop Júlio Duarte Langa (1976.05.31 – 2004.06.24)
  • Bishops of João Belo (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Félix Niza Ribeiro (1972.02.19 – 1976.05.31)

See also


  • Giga-Catholic Information
  • Catholic Hierarchy

Coordinates: 25°03′S 33°39′E / 25.050°S 33.650°E / -25.050; 33.650

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