Holy Father Francis has appointed Bishop of the diocese of Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe) Rev. Fr. Raymond Mupandasekwa, C.Ss.R., until now Regional Superior of the Redemptorist Fathers in Harare.
Rev. Fr. Raymond Mupandasekwa, C.Ss.R.
Rev. Fr. Raymond Mupandasekwa, C.Ss.R., was born in Tamirepi, diocese of Masvingo, on April 28, 1970. In 1990 he entered the Major Seminary of Chishawasha (Harare), where he completed his philosophical studies. In 1996, he joined the religious family of the Redemptorists. He made his perpetual vows in 2001, and on August 4 of the same year he was ordained as priest in Hatcliffe (Harare).
After his priestly ordination he held the following positions: 2001-2005: parish vicar in Mabvuku and Tafara (Harare); obtained the degree of Masters of Philosophy in Theology (specialization in Canon Law) at St. Augustine’s College of South Africa (2001-2004; 2005-2007: Parish Priest of St. Gerard’s in Borrowdale (Harare); 2007-2010: Studies of specialization in Rome, Licence in Moral Theology at the Pontifical Alphonsian Accademy, 2010-2014: Pastor of St. Fidelis in Mabvuku and St. Alphonsus in Tafara, 2010-2014: Professor of Moral Theology at the Seminary of Chishawasha (Harare); 2010- 2015: Professor of Moral Theology at Holy Trinity College (Harare); 2012-2014: Professor of Canon Law at Holy Trinity College; 2014-2015: Vice-Rector of Holy Trinity College; from 2015: Regional Superior of the Redemptorist Fathers in Harare .