By Br. Alfonce Kugwa
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Eusebius Jelous Nyathi, the Rector of Chishawasha National Major Seminary of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More as the Bishop of Gokwe Diocese. Fr. Nyathi comes from Hwange Diocese.
A statement released by the Apostolic Nunciature in Zimbabwe on 23 June 2023 details that: “The Holy Father has appointed the Rev. Eusabius Jelous Nyathi, of the clergy of Hwange, until now Rector of the National Major Seminary Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, as Bishop of Gokwe.”
Bishop Elect Nyathi takes over from Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro who was transferred to take charge of Gweru Diocese in September 2020.
Fr. Nyathi was appointed as Rector of the national major seminary in 2022 replacing Fr. Joseph Mugara. Before that, he was serving as the Vice Rector in the department of Theology.
He studied Pastoral Theology in Spain.