Diocese of Keimoes-Upington

Bisdom van Keimoes-Upington

Bishop’s Coat of Arms & Photo

Patrons: The Immaculate Conception & St. Francis de Sales



Suffragan Diocese of the Province of Bloemfontein - Republic of South Africa

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- OMI Emblem: The Bishop’s Religious family.

- The Open Bible: The poor have the Good News preached to them.

- Figures with bow and arrow: The first people who lived in the area of the diocese.

- Palm trees: The Cathedral Church at Pella.

- Plants next to the palm trees: Signs of life in the desert.

- Two persons touching the Cross: The people of God embrace the Cross.







Bishop Edward Gabriel Risi omi

- born in Johannesburg on the 6th of January 1949

- educated at Holy Rosary Convent School, Edenvale, and St. Benedict's College, Bedfordview

- entered the novitiate of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1967 and professed in February 1968

- 1968 to 1974 studied for the priesthood at St. Joseph's Scholasticate, Cedara

- obtained BA degree at UNISA in 1973, majoring in Biblical Studies and History of Philosophy

- ordained to the priesthood on the 12th of July 1974

- spent five months in Lesotho, 1975

- August 1975 appointed assistant pastor of St. Margaret's, Diepkloof, Soweto, and became parish priest in Diepkloof in 1978

- appointed Provincial Superior of the OMI in the Transvaal Province, June 1984

- appointed Novice Master at the OMI Inter-provincial Novitiate in Johannesburg, May 1990

- served as parish priest of St. Peter Claver, Pimville, Soweto, 1990 to 1993

- appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Keimoes-Upington on the 5th of July 2000 and ordained on the 14th of October 2000

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