Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Windhoek

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Archdiocese of Windhoek
Archidioecesis Vindhoekensis
Country Namibia
Area 560,158 km2 (216,278 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
246,654 (13.7%)
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, O.M.I.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Windhoek (Latin: Vindhoeken(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Windhoek in Namibia. The predecessor to the current Archdiocese, the Prefecture Apostolic of Cimbebasia, was established in 1892 and the current archdiocese was fully erected in March 1994. The current Archbishop is Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda.


Special churches[edit]


  • Archbishops of Windhoek (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, O.M.I. (since 2004.09.21)
    • Archbishop Bonifatius Haushiku, I.C.P. (1994.03.14 – 2002.06.12)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Windhoek (Roman rite)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Cimbebasia (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Joseph Gotthardt, O.M.I. (1921.02 – 1926.05.11)[1]
  • Prefects Apostolic of Lower Cimbebasia (Roman rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Buys, Gerhard; Nambala, Shekutaamba (November 2003). "Gotthardt, Joseph". History of the Church in Namibia, an Introduction - 1805-1990. Gamsberg Macmillan (via Dictionary of African Christian Biography). Retrieved 23 July 2011. 

Coordinates: 22°34′07″S 17°04′49″E / 22.5686°S 17.0802°E / -22.5686; 17.0802