Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On December 30, 2017 the Holy Father appointed as bishop of Chinhoyi, (Zimbabwe), Rev. Fr. Raymond Tapiwa Mupa, C.Ss.R., currently regional Superior of the Redemptorist Fathers in Harare.
The Rev. Fr. Raymond Tapiwa Mupa, C.Ss.R., was born in Tamirepi, currently in the diocese of Masvingo, on 28 April 1970. In 1990 he entered the Major Seminary of Chishawasha, (Harare), where he completed his studies in philosophy. In 1996 he joined the religious family of the Redemptorist Fathers. He gave his perpetual vows in 2001, and on 4 August of the same year he was ordained a priest at Hatcliffe, (Harare).
Since priestly ordination he has held the following positions: 2001-2005: parish vicar in Mabvuku and Tafara (Harare); he holds a Master of Philosophy in theology (specialization in Canon Law) from Saint Augustine’s College of South Africa 2001-2004; 2005-2007: parish priest of Saint Gerard’s in Borrowdale, Harare; parish priest of Saint Gerard’s in Borrowdale (Harare); 2007-2010: Licentiate in Moral Theology from the Pontifical Alphonsianum University Rome; 2010-2014: parish priest of Saint Fidelis in Mabvuku and Saint 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; since 2015: regional Superior of the Redemptorist Fathers in Harare. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 8/1/2018)