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Diocese of

Musoma

Tanzania Tanzania

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 25,150 km²

Population: 308,400 Catholics (20.5% of 1,505,646 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mwanza

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 34 parishes, 7 missions, 62 priests (40 diocesan, 22 religious), 333 lay religious (38 brothers, 295 sisters), 12 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2007.11.10 – ...):Bishop Michael George Mabuga Msonganzila (62)Bishop Michael George Mabuga Msonganzila (62)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Musoma (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael George Mabuga Msonganzila (62)Bishop Michael George Mabuga Msonganzila (62)Permalink
(2007.11.10 – ...)

Bishop of Musoma (Tanzania)

Born:1956.07.17 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.02
Consecrated Bishop:2008.01.20

Bishop of Musoma (Tanzania) (2007.11.10 – ...)

Bishop Justin Tetmu SambaPermalink
(1988.10.25 – 2006.08.23)

Born:1950.12.12 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1974.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.06
Died:2006.08.23 († 55)

Bishop of Musoma (Tanzania) (1988.10.25 – 2006.08.23)

President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (1994 – 2000)

Bishop Anthony Mayala (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1979.01.12 – 1987.11.18)

Born:1940.04.25 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1970.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1979.04.22
Died:2009.08.19 († 69)

Bishop of Musoma (Tanzania) (1979.01.12 – 1987.11.18)

President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (1982 – 1988)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mwanza (Tanzania) (1987.11.18 – 2009.08.19)

Bishop John James Rudin, M.M.Permalink
(1957.07.05 – 1979.01.12)

Born:1916.11.27 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1944.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1957.10.03
Died:1995.06.14 († 78)

Bishop of Musoma (Tanzania) (1957.07.05 – 1979.01.12)

Prefects Apostolic of Musoma (Roman Rite)

Fr. Giuseppe Gerardo Grondin, M.M.Permalink
(1950 – 1957)

Died:1957

Prefect Apostolic of Musoma (Tanzania) (1950 – 1957)

Vicars Apostolic of Musoma-Maswa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Blomjous, M. Afr.Permalink
(1946.04.11 – 1950.06.24)

Born:1908.02.10 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1934.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1946.10.06
Died:1992.11.03 († 84)

Vicar Apostolic of Musoma-Maswa (Tanzania) (1946.04.11 – 1950.06.24)

Titular Bishop of Bubastis (1946.04.11 – 1950.06.27)

Vicar Apostolic of Mwanza (Tanzania) (1950.06.25 – 1953.03.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Maswa (Tanzania) (1950.06.27 – 1953.03.25)

Bishop of Mwanza (Tanzania) (1953.03.25 – 1965.10.15)

Titular Bishop of Cabarsussi (1965.10.15 – 1977.05.13)


as of 2018.11.07

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