ZIMBABWE: Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop Scholz

HARARE FEBRUARY 19, 2016(CISA) – Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation presented by Bishop Dieter Bernd Scholz, from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Chinhoyi, in Zimbabwe, in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law.

Archbishop Robert Cristopher Ndlovu, the Archbishop of Harare has been appointed the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Chinhoyi.

Bishop Dieter Bernd Scholz was born on the 2 June 1938 in Berlin, Germany. In 1958, he was professed as a member of the Society of Jesus and he was ordained priest in 1969 aged 31 years.

He was appointed the Bishop of Chinhoyi Diocese which is in the northeast of Zimbabwe on April 6 2006 and he was ordained on September 2 that same year.

Bishop Scholz, a Jesuit, has lived and worked in Zimbabwe for more than 40 years.

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