Province of Pretoria
Patron: Our Lady of the Desert and St. Francis of Assisi
Bishop Frank Atese Nubuasah, SVD
Appointed first Bishop of Francistown 27 June 1998, ordained Bishop 7th November 1998.
PO Box 702, Francistown, Botswana
Residence: Bishop’s House, 364/5 Moffat Street, Francistown, Botswana.
Tel: 00267 241 3601
Fax: 00267 241 7183.
Coat of Arms and Motto
History of the Diocese
Created Vicariate of Francistown in 1998 with territory taken from the diocese of Gaborone that covered the whole country. It was elevated to Diocese on 2 October 2017.The territory of the Diocese lies north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The Diocese of Francistown comprises of the following civil districts: Central, North East, North West, Chobe, Ngamiland and Ghanzi.
The Diocese of Francistown is bounded to the East by the Archdiocese of Bulawayo and the diocese of Hwange (Zimbabwe), to the North by Livingstone diocese (Zambia) and the Vicariate of Rundu (Namibia), to the West by the Archdiocese of Windhoek (Namibia), to the South by the Gaborone diocese and to the South East by the diocese of Polokwane (Pietersburg) in South Africa.
Area: 472 995 sq. km.
Total Pop: 982 000
Cath Pop: 31 095