Njombe, 13 April, 2021 / 7:05 pm (ACI Africa).
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.
Archbishop Damian Dallu of Tanzania’s Songea Archdiocese announced the Papal appointment of Bishop John Chrisostom Ndimbo on Tuesday, April 13 during the Funeral Mass of the late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma.
“On April 6, 2021, the Holy Father appointed Bishop John Ndimbo of Mbinga as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Njombe,” Archbishop Dallu said during the Eucharistic celebration that took place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral of Njombe Diocese.
Bishop Ndimbo will temporarily administer the episcopal see, which lies within the Ecclesiastical Province of Songea “until a time when the Holy Father will appoint a Bishop for this Diocese”, Archbishop Dallu announced.
Bishop Ndimbo whose Diocese is also part of the ecclesiastical Province of Songea, “is aware of what we are doing in this metropolitan Archdiocese and we hope that things go well,” Archbishop Dallu added.