Province of Pretoria
Our Lady of the Desert and St. Francis of Assisi


Postal Address:
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



  1. The Right Reverend Bishop Frank Nubuasah, SVD. Appointed Vicar Apostolic of Francistown 27th June 1998 and then Bishop on 07th November 1998. Appointed Bishop of Francistown 02nd October 2017.
  2. The Right Reverend Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello SVD
    Appointed Bishop of Francistown 05 July 2021, ordained Bishop on 04th September 2021. Died 04th May 2024

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

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