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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Songea

Tanzania Tanzania

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 38,600 km²

Population: 346,621 Catholics (57.7% of 600,603 total) (2018)

Statistics: 35 parishes, 82 priests (52 diocesan, 30 religious), 815 lay religious (249 brothers, 566 sisters), 20 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Lindi, Mbinga, Mtwara, Njombe, Tunduru–Masasi

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2014.03.14 – ...):Archbishop Damian Denis Dallu (66)Archbishop Damian Denis Dallu (66)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Songea (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Damian Denis Dallu (66)Archbishop Damian Denis Dallu (66)Permalink
(2014.03.14 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Songea (Tanzania)

Christus spes nostra

Born:1955.04.26 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1984.11.15
Consecrated Bishop:2000.07.30

Bishop of Geita (Tanzania) (2000.04.14 – 2014.03.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Songea (Tanzania) (2014.03.14 – ...)

Bishop Tarcisius J. M. Ngalalekumtwa (72)Bishop Tarcisius J. M. Ngalalekumtwa (72)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2013.05.15 – 2014.03.14)

Archbishop Norbert Wendelin Mtega (76)Archbishop Norbert Wendelin Mtega (76)Permalink
(1992.07.06 – 2013.05.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Songea (Tanzania)

Born:1945.08.17 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1973.11.14
Consecrated Bishop:1986.01.06

Bishop of Iringa (Tanzania) (1985.10.28 – 1992.07.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Songea (Tanzania) (1992.07.06 – 2013.05.15)

Archbishop James Joseph KombaPermalink
(1987.11.18 – 1992.02.01)

Born:1922.05 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1954.07.15
Consecrated Bishop:1962.05.03
Died:1992.02.01 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Thignica (1961.12.22 – 1969.02.06)

Auxiliary Abbot of Peramiho (Tanzania) (1961.12.22 – 1969.02.06)

Bishop of Songea (Tanzania) (1969.02.06 – 1987.11.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Songea (Tanzania) (1987.11.18 – 1992.02.01)

Bishops of Songea (Roman Rite)

Bishop James Joseph Komba (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1969.02.06 – 1987.11.18)

(see above)

Abbot Ordinaries of Peramiho (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eberhard Spiess, O.S.B.Permalink
(1953.09.23 – 1969.02.06)

Born:1902.05.06 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1930.03.09
Consecrated Bishop:1953.12.03
Died:1990.09.17 († 88)

Abbot Ordinary of Peramiho (Tanzania) (1953.09.23 – 1969.02.06)

Titular Bishop of Cemerinianus (1953.09.23 – 1990.09.17)

Bishop Gallus Steiger, O.S.B.Permalink
(1931.12.23 – 1952.12.06)

Born:1879.03.27 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1905.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1934.07.01
Died:1966.11.26 († 87)

Prefect Apostolic of Lindi (Tanzania) (1922.02.22 – 1927.12.15)

Abbot Ordinary of Lindi (Tanzania) (1927.12.15 – 1931.12.23)

Abbot Ordinary of Peramiho (Tanzania) (1931.12.23 – 1952.12.06)

Titular Bishop of Chalcis in Græcia (1933.12.11 – 1966.11.26)

Abbot Ordinaries of Lindi (Roman Rite)

Abbot Gallus Steiger, O.S.B. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1927.12.15 – 1931.12.23)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Lindi (Roman Rite)

Fr. Gallus Steiger, O.S.B. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1922.02.22 – 1927.12.15)

(see above)

Fr. Villibrordo Lay, O.S.B.Permalink
(1913.11.25 – 1922.02.22)

Prefect Apostolic of Lindi (Tanzania) (1913.11.25 – 1922.02.22)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.09.23

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