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Prominent Roman Catholic Church Cleric Dies

Prominent Roman Catholic Church Cleric Dies

The Roman Catholic Church has announced the death of Bishop Emeritus Martin Munyanyi.

The Bishop of the Diocese of Gweru collapsed and died at his Shurugwi house on Sunday morning.

He was aged 66.

Gweru Diocese’s vicar-general, Reverend Father Simon Mavhiya confirmed Munyanyi’s death. He said:

To all priests, religious brothers and sisters and all the lay faithful, dear brethren, my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord it is with a heavy heart to announce to you the sudden passing on of Bishop Emeritus Martin Munyanyi of Gweru Diocese, who collapsed and died at his home in Shurugwi.

Munyanyi was appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gweru by Pope Benedict XVI in May 2006.

He succeeded the late Bishop Francis Xavier Mugadzi as bishop of the more than 196 000 Catholics in the Diocese of Gweru.

The late Munyanyi was born on 3 January 1956 in the Bikita district, Masvingo province then in the Diocese of Gweru.

He attended Beardmore Mine Primary School and Silveira Mission School.

Munyanyi studied for the priesthood at Chishawasha and was subsequently ordained a priest on 3 September 1983.


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1 month ago

MASANGANISE 1 month ago

Rest in Peace mubhishopi wedu

Bosha 1 month ago

Rest in peace our bishop

Curious Reader 1 month ago

The priesthood is as eternal as is Christ the high priest. At the end of the road however it is not the number of years you serve but to hear that eternal priest say,'I heard my mother speak of you' RIP

st Theresa Rujeko Parish Masvingo 1 month ago


mutadza 1 month ago

May his dear soul rest in eternal peace

ROME 1 month ago

RIP my Bishop you slap me when i confirm. You lead the Gweru diocese perfectly


boss Tintin 1 month ago

RIp our Bishop

Dr Jenjekwa 1 month ago

Rest in Peace Bishop🙏🙏🙏

.. 1 month ago

R.i.p Fata

Tizai 1 month ago

Rest in peace Father. You were indeed a good Shepherd

l😖😖 1 month ago

RIP Father

Asalif 1 month ago

MYDSRIEP superior Father

Dhuterere 1 month ago


El Zorro Dorado 1 month ago

RIP is just enough,Requescat In pace, meaning may his/her soul rest in peace.thank you

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