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Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa'ichi of Tanzania's Dar es Salaam Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nobody Has Right to Destroy Human Life, Tanzanian Archbishop Decries Rising Murder Cases

Feb 15, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Archdiocese has lamented about the increasing cases of murder in the East African nation saying no one is permitted to end another person’s life.

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On World Toilet Day, Salesians Review Sanitation Projects in Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania

Nov 19, 2021

On the occasion of the World Toilet Day 2021 marked Friday, November 19, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has reviewed its sanitation initiatives around the globe, including three African countries.

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania facilitate training of special needs groups on COVID-19 prevention. Credit:

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania Reach Out to Persons with Disabilities on COVID-19 Prevention

Sep 25, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania are reaching out to persons with disabilities in a training that seeks to equip the blind and deaf with COVID-19 prevention strategies. 

Bishop Henry Mchamungu (left) and Bishop Stephano Musomba (right). Courtesy Photo

“Being Bishop is a mission, not an honor”: Tanzanian Archbishop to Newly Ordained Bishops

Sep 21, 2021

The Episcopal ministry is a call to a mission of witnessing the Gospel, and not a call to status, two newly ordained Bishops in Tanzania have been told.

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

Disregard Anti COVID-19 Vaccine Talks, “Let us shield ourselves”: Tanzanian Archbishop

Aug 27, 2021

A Catholic Archbishop in Tanzania has cautioned against those campaigning against COVID-19 vaccination program, and urged the people of God in the East African nation to disregard such campaigns.

Official Logo for the World Humanitarian Day. Credit: Courtesy Photo

On World Humanitarian Day, Salesians Highlight Climate Change Interventions in Nigeria, TZ

Aug 19, 2021

On the occasion of this year’s World Humanitarian Day marked Thursday, August 19, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their climate change interventions around the world, including two countries in Africa.

A poster showing copies of Liturgical Books in Kiswahili. Credit: Paulines Publications of Africa

Relief as Catholic Church in Kenya, Tanzania Gets Approved Liturgical Books in Kiswahili

Aug 18, 2021

Barely a week after the Misale ya Kila Siku (Daily Missal) and the Misale ya Kiroma (Roman Missal) jetted into Kenya from Italy where they were printed, members of the Daughters of St. Paul who run the Paulines Publications of Africa have already sold thousands of copies of the liturgical books across the East African country and continue to receive orders of the copies from various Catholic institutions in the country.

Fr. Stephano Musomba, OSB (left) and Fr. Henry Mchamungu (right) who have been appointed to serve as Auxiliary Bishops in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania /Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Two Auxiliary Bishops for Tanzania’s Dar-es-Salaam Archdiocese

Jul 7, 2021

Pope Francis has, on Wednesday, July 7, appointed two Auxiliary Bishops for Tanzania’s Dar-es-Salaam Archdiocese. 

President Samia Suluhu Hassan addresses Religious leaders in Dar es Salaam. Credit: TEC

Sensitize Tanzanians about COVID-19, President Urges Catholic Bishops, Religious Leaders

Jun 27, 2021

Tanzanian President has called upon Catholic Bishops and other religious leaders in the East African country to be part of COVID-19 sensitization initiatives, reminding the people of God under their care “of the need to protect ourselves.”

Tanzanian Cardinal Gets Presidential Award on His 50th Anniversary of Priestly Service

Jun 21, 2021

On the occasion of his Golden Jubilee of Priestly service on Sunday, June 20, Polycarp Cardinal Pengo of Tanzania was recognized by the President of the East African nation for fostering peace and unity and “relationships among different faiths.”

Polycarp Cardinal Pengo/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Eastern Africa Catholic Bishops Laud Tanzania’s Cardinal for Fostering Pastoral Solidarity

Jun 18, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa have, in a statement, acknowledged with appreciation the role Tanzania’s Polycarp Cardinal Pengo has played in fostering pastoral solidarity in the region ahead of the Church leader’s Priestly Golden Jubilee celebration.

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Salesians Facilitate Sanitation Infrastructure at Catholic School in Shinyanga, Tanzania

Jun 16, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are facilitating the construction of new bathrooms at Don Bosco Didia Secondary school in the Catholic Diocese of Shinyanga in Tanzania.

Fr. Lazarus Vitalis Msimbe who has been appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Morogoro in Tanzania/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Apostolic Administrator of Tanzania’s Morogoro Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

May 31, 2021

Msgr. Lazarus Vitalis Msimbe who has been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of Tanzania’s Catholic Diocese of Morogoro since February 2019 has been appointed the Bishop of the same Episcopal See.

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Bishops in Tanzania Formulate Child Safeguarding Policies amid Increased Cases of Abuse

May 14, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania have formulated policies aimed at safeguarding children in the East African nation amid increased reported cases of child abuse.

A group of militants that was seen crossing into Tanzania near the Namoto forest on Wednesday, May 5/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Leadership of Catholic Peace Institute Questions Tanzania’s Silence on Mozambique Crisis

May 13, 2021

Images of militants freely crossing the border from the north of Mozambique to southern parts of Tanzania have left many wondering why the East African country has chosen to remain silent concerning the ongoing insurgency across the border.

Late Bishop Alfred Leonhard, laid to rest April 13 in Tanzania's Diocese of Njombe.

As Tanzanian Bishop is Laid to Rest, Cleric Highlights Legacy Defining His Episcopate

Apr 13, 2021

As the late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma of Tanzania’s Njombe Diocese was laid to rest, Tuesday, April 13, a Cleric who ministered closely with him has, in an interview, highlighted the legacy of the Tanzanian Prelate whose episcopate spanned close to two decades.

Bishop John Chrisostom Ndimbo of Tanzania’s Diocese of Mbinga who has been appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Njombe.

Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator for Tanzania’s Njombe Diocese

Apr 13, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Tanzania’s Mbinga Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Njombe which fell vacant following the passing on of Bishop Alfred Leonhard Malume on April 6.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro (left), Late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma (Center) and Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (Right)

Bishops in Eastern Africa Write to Condole with Ugandans, South Sudanese, Tanzanians

Apr 9, 2021

The leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences for Africa and Madagascar (AMECEA) has, in separate statements, condoled with the people of God in Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania following the death of Catholic Prelates in their respective countries. 

Late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma of Tanzania's Njombe Diocese who died on 6 April 2021 aged 65. / Courtesy Photo

Late Tanzanian Bishop Eulogized as Progressive Leader, Champion of Collaboration

Apr 7, 2021

The leadership and people of God in Tanzania are paying glowing tribute to late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma, the country’s President describing him as a progressive Church leader who championed collaboration.

Fr. Simon Chibuga Masondole, appointed Bishop of Tanzania's Bunda Diocese by Pope Francis on 5 April 2021. / Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop for Bunda, Tanzania’s Third Youngest Catholic Diocese

Apr 6, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed a Bishop for Tanzania’s Bunda Diocese, the third youngest Catholic Diocese in the East African nation.