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Diocese of

Mbeya

Tanzania Tanzania

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 60,348 km²

Population: 533,099 Catholics (19.7% of 2,707,410 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Songea

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 47 parishes, 126 priests (112 diocesan, 14 religious), 251 lay religious (18 brothers, 233 sisters), 44 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (1996.11.08 – ...):Bishop Evaristo Marc Chengula, I.M.C. (77)Bishop Evaristo Marc Chengula, I.M.C. (77)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Mbeya (Roman Rite)

Bishop Evaristo Marc Chengula, I.M.C. (77)Bishop Evaristo Marc Chengula, I.M.C. (77)Permalink
(1996.11.08 – ...)

Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania)

Born:1941.01.01 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1970.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:1997.02.02

Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1996.11.08 – ...)

Bishop James Dominic SanguPermalink
(1966.05.03 – 1996.11.28)

Born:1920.07.14 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1947.09.07
Consecrated Bishop:1966.09.11
Died:1998.07.26 († 78)

Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1966.05.03 – 1996.11.28)

President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (1970 – 1976)

Bishop Anthony van Oorschot, M. Afr.Permalink
(1953.03.25 – 1964.12.10)

Ut cognoscant te

Born:1899.01.28 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1923.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1949.10.30
Died:1964.12.10 († 65)

Prefect Apostolic of Tukuyu (Tanzania) (1947 – 1949.07.14)

Titular Bishop of Cenæ (1949.07.14 – 1953.03.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1949.07.14 – 1953.03.25)

Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1953.03.25 – 1964.12.10)

Vicars Apostolic of Mbeya (Roman Rite)

Bishop Anthony van Oorschot, M. Afr.Permalink
(1949.07.14 – 1953.03.25)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Tukuyu (Roman Rite)

Fr. Anthony van Oorschot, M. Afr. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1947 – 1949.07.14)

(see above)

Fr. Ludovico Haag, M. Afr.Permalink
(1938.04.08 – 1947)

Died:1947

Prefect Apostolic of Tukuyu (Tanzania) (1938.04.08 – 1947)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Tukuyu (Roman Rite)

Fr. Max Theodor Franz Donders, M. Afr.Permalink
(1932.11.11 – 1938)

Died:1938

Ecclesiastical Superior of Tukuyu (Tanzania) (1932.11.11 – 1938)


as of 2018.11.07

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