Catholic Church in Tanzania

Bishop Henry Mchamungu. Credit: Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam

“Help your students to attain good values”: Catholic Bishop in Tanzania to Teachers, Emphasizes Love

Mar 23, 2024

Bishop Henry Mchamungu has called upon Catholic school teachers in Tanzania to journey with their students in passing on good values, guided by the virtue of love.

Pioneer Catholic Bishop for Recently Erected Diocese in Tanzania Urged to Love Everyone, Listen “with kindness”

Mar 19, 2024

The pioneer Bishop for the newly erected Catholic Diocese of Mafinga in Tanzania has been urged to prioritize love for the people of God under his pastoral care, listening to them “with kindness”.

Mons. Jean Claude Rakotoarisoa (left) appointed Local Ordinary for Miarinarivo Diocese in Madagascar, and Mons. Godfrey Jackson Mwasekaga (right) appointed Auxiliary Bishop for Tanzania’s Mbeya Archdiocese.

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop in Madagascar, Auxiliary Bishop in Tanzania

Mar 9, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Jean Claude Rakotoarisoa as the Local Ordinary for Miarinarivo Diocese in Madagascar, and Mons. Godfrey Jackson Mwasekaga as the Auxiliary Bishop for Tanzania’s Mbeya Archdiocese. 

Pope Francis and the President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the Republic of Tanzania during their encounter in the Vatican. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Church's “important role” in Tanzania Highlight in President-Pope Francis Meeting

Feb 14, 2024

The “important role” the Catholic Church plays in Tanzania was one of the highlights during the meeting between the President of the East African nation, Samia Suluhu Hassan, and Pope Francis at the Vatican.

A bishop's pectoral cross. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop in Madagascar, Auxiliary Bishop in Tanzania

Feb 13, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed a new Bishop for Madagascar’s Catholic Diocese of Morombe and an Auxiliary Bishop for Dodoma Archdiocese in Tanzania.

Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) President, Archbishop Gervais Mwasikwabhila Nyaisonga. Credit: TEC

Tanzania’s Catholic Bishops Appeal for Blood Donation ahead of World Day for the Sick

Feb 6, 2024

Ahead of the 2024 World Day for the Sick, Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are appealing to the people of God in the East African nation to voluntarily donate blood as a way of demonstrating their love for the life of others. 

The 26 February 2023 desecration at Mary Queen of Peace Cathedral of Tanzania’s Geita Diocese. Credit: Geita Diocese

Desecrator of Catholic Cathedral in Tanzania Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Jan 17, 2024

A Court in Tanzania has sentenced Elpidius Edward to three years in prison for the 26 February 2023 desecration of Mary Queen of Peace Cathedral of Tanzania’s Geita Diocese. 

Logo of the Catholic University of Mbeya (CUoM) in Tanzania. Credit: Catholic University of Mbeya (CUoM)

Humility, Patience among Virtues behind Success of Universities: Bishop in Tanzania

Jan 17, 2024

At the launch of the Catholic University of Mbeya (CUoM) in Tanzania, Bishop Flavian Matindi Kassala of the country’s Geita Diocese has highlighted virtues needed for the success of the institution of higher learning. 

Bishop Eusebio Samwel Kyando of Tanzania's Njombe Diocese. Credit: Radio Maria Tanzania

Foster Intergenerational Unity: Cardinal in Tanzania to New Bishop at Consecration

Jan 16, 2024

Polycarp Cardinal Pengo of Tanzania has urged the new Catholic Bishop of the East African country’s Njombe Diocese to prioritize the fostering of intergenerational unity in his Episcopal Ministry. 

Fr. Beno Kikudo, Director of the National Laity Department of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC). Credit: TEC

“We must respect life”: Tanzania Bishops’ Conference Official to Youth on Abortion

Dec 19, 2023

The Director of the National Laity Department of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) has cautioned the youth in the East African nation against abortion and urged them to respect life.

The Secretary General of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC), Fr. Charles Kitima. Credit: TEC

In Solidarity “until the last Maasai leaves”: Catholic Bishops in Tanzania on Evictions

Dec 13, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania have vowed to support members of the Maasai community amid controversies around their eviction from what Tanzanian community considers its ancestral land, but which is in Wildlife Conservancy Areas in the Northern part of the country.

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, the founding President of Tanzania. Credit: Vatican News

Tanzanian Archdiocese Seeks Information for First President’s Canonization

Nov 16, 2023

The Catholic Church in Tanzania is seeking information about the life and heroic virtues of the Servant of God Julius Kambarage Nyerere to proceed with his cause of beatification and canonization. 

Archbishop Paul Runangaza Ruzoka (right) and Protase Cardinal Rugambwa. Credit: Tabora Archdiocese

Archbishop of Tabora in Tanzania Retires, Coadjutor Archbishop Takes Over

Nov 10, 2023

Archbishop Paul Runangaza Ruzoka of Tanzania's Tabora Archdiocese had retired after attaining the 75-year-old mandatory retirement age for Catholic Bishops.

Mons. Jovitus Francis Mwijage (left) and Mons. Eusebio Samwel Kyando (right) appointed Bishops for the Catholic Dioceses of Bukoba and Njombe respectively. Credit: TEC

Pope Francis Appoints Bishops for Two Catholic Dioceses in Tanzania

Oct 19, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed new Bishops for the Catholic Dioceses of Bukoba and Njombe in Tanzania.

The section of the Priests house destroyed by the rains. Credit: Radio Mbiu

“He hid under the altar”: Tanzanian Bishop on Effects of Violent Storm on Parish Church

Oct 18, 2023

St. John Paul II Rwamishenye Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Bukoba in Tanzania and the Parish Rectory have been destroyed following the heavy downpour that was accompanied by strong winds on the morning of Wednesday, October 18.

Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi of Tanzania's Dar es Salaam Archdiocese. Credit: Vatican Media

Let Children Pursue God’s Plan, “not your plan”: Archbishop in Tanzania to Parents

Sep 9, 2023

Parents and guardians have the mandate to bring up children, allowing them to discover and pursue the plan of God in their respective lives, Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi of Tanzania’s Dar-es-Salaam Archdiocese has said.

St. Bernadette of Lourdes Nyakato Parish - Buzirayombo of Rulenge-Ngara Diocese in Tanzania which has been closed for 30days following a desecration incident. Credit:

Church Desecration in Tanzania: Diocese Observing Month-long Prayer, Fasting, Reparation

Sep 5, 2023

The people of God in the Catholic Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara in Tanzania are observing 30 days of prayer and fasting following the desecration of a Parish church. 

Bishop Thomas Kiangio of Tanga Diocese in Tanzania. Credit: Jugo Media/Facebook

Spearhead Building God's Kingdom “without wavering": Archbishop in Tanzania to New Bishop

Sep 4, 2023

The newly ordained Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tanga in Tanzania has been encouraged to not waver in his Episcopal Ministry, spearheading the building of the kingdom of God in the Tanzanian Diocese fearlessly. 

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Luam Valentine Ndze

Bishops in Bamenda Province, Cameroon, Unveil Liturgical Guidelines amid “aberrations”

Aug 22, 2023

Catholic Bishops of Cameroon’s Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province have unveiled liturgical guidelines in response to lamentations about “aberrations” and practices that they have described as “foreign” to Catholic worship.

Members of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC). Credit: AMECEA

Listen to People, Cancel “ratified contract”: Catholic Bishops on Tanzania-Dubai Agreement

Aug 22, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are calling on the government to cancel the “ratified contract” of the Tanzania-Dubai Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) that the parliament of the East African nation approved in June.