Diocese of Oudtshoorn
Bisdom Oudtshoorn

Patron: The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Patroon: Die Onbevlekte Hart van Maria

Suffragan Diocese of the Province of Cape Town – Republic of South Africa
Suffragane Bisdom van die Provinsie Kaapstad – Republiek van Suid-Afrika

Bishop, Francisco Fortunato De Gouveia, Lord Bishop of Oudtshoorn

Right Reverend Francisco Fortunato de Gouveia D.D.
Emeritus=Bishop of Oudtshoorn

Born on 11 June 1951

Seminary studies completed at St. John Vianney National Seminary, Pretoria
STB from the Pontifical Urban College, Rome
BA of Arts from UNISA
Spirituality at Loyola University, Chicago, USA

Ordained a priest on 11 January 1976

Consecrated as Bishop of Oudtshoorn
on 17 July 2010

n conformity with canon 401§ 2 of the Code of Canon Law,
the Holy Father, Pope Franciis accepted on Monday, 2 July 2018,
the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Oudtshoorn,
submitted by Bishop de Gouveia, due to serious health issues.

Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession