diocese of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa

Founded as the Prefecture Apostolic of Orange River, Orange Free State, Union of South Africa on 20 June 1885. Elevated to the Vicariate Apostolic of Orange River on 2 May 1898 and entrusted to the Oblates of Saint Francis of Sales of Troyes. Name changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Keimoes on 9 July 1940. Elevated to the diocese of Keimoes on 11 January 1951. Name changed to the diocese of Keimoes-Upington on 8 February 1985. Suffragen of the archdiocese of Bloemfontein. See also,
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