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The Precision Air flight that crashed into Lake Victoria Sunday, November 6. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania Condole with Families, Victims of Sunday Plane Crash

Nov 7, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Tanzania have condoled with families of victims of the Precision Air Flight that crashed into Lake Victoria Sunday, November 6.

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Civil, Faith-based Entities in Africa Denounce “forceful eviction” of Maasais in Tanzania

Nov 5, 2022

Civil and Faith-based organizations with presence in Africa are against the unilateral decision of the Government of Tanzania to evict the Maasai from their ancestral land within Conservancy Areas in the Northern part of the country.

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Salesians in Tanzania Partner with Spanish Football Entity in Value-based Youth Training

Oct 27, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Tanzania are partnering with Real Madrid Foundation, the social arm of the Spanish Football Club, Real Madrid, to provide young people in the East African nation with value-based training and socio-sporting skills.

Fr. Sostenes Bahati Soka. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest in Tanzania Suspended Over Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors

Sep 30, 2022

Fr. Sostenes Bahati Soka, a member of the Clergy of Tanzania’s Catholic Diocese of Moshi, has been stopped from practicing his Priestly ministry over allegations of sodomizing a section of children who were preparing for their First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa present the Laudato Si implementation guidelines for the AMECEA region. Credit: ACI Africa

Eastern Africa Small Christian Communities Tasked with Sharing New Environment Guidelines

Jul 20, 2022

Bishops of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have unveiled a document to provide guidelines for the care of the environment, and tasked Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in the region to be on the forefront of creating awareness on the guidelines.

Bishop Charles Kasonde. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Encyclical Letter on Care for Creation “has caused great excitement”: AMECEA Leadership

Jul 15, 2022

The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on the “care for our common home”, Laudato Si', has had a “great” impact in the Eastern Africa region, the Chairman of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said. 

Mr. Herbert Makinda, the lead researcher in the AMECEA study that sought to find out the levels of awareness of Laudato Si' in the region.
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Concern as Some Catholic Clergy, Religious in Eastern Africa Not Aware of Laudato Si’

Jul 14, 2022

While a majority of Clergy and Religious in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) are aware of Pope Francis’s Encyclical letter Laudato Si’, some having fully internalized it, and actively implementing it, a good number of Clergy and women and men Religious in the region have said they are not aware that the seven-year-old document exists.

Ambassador Donald John Wright addressing delegates of the 20th AMECEA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 11 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Conserving Environment “not a choice, a necessity”: U.S. Diplomat in Tanzania to AMECEA

Jul 14, 2022

The responsibility of conserving the environment “is not a choice but a necessity to future generations”, the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania has told delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

Dr. Paolo Ruffini addressing delegates of the 20th AMECEA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 12 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

News Reports Can Enhance “ecological ethics”: Vatican Official to Eastern Africa Bishops

Jul 13, 2022

The gathering, production, and dissemination of news reports has the ability to “help spread ecological ethics”, the Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication has said.

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Tanzania Eager to Implement Eastern Africa Bishops’ Resolutions on Environment: President

Jul 12, 2022

The President of Tanzania has pledged to rally behind the Bishops of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in their fight for environmental conservation, promising to explore ways to implement “some” of the Catholic Bishops’ resolutions.  

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle addressing delegates of the 20th AMECEA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 11 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Adhere to “fraternity” to Combat Environmental Degradation: Vatican Cardinal to AMECEA

Jul 12, 2022

To adequately combat the destruction of the environment, there is a need to adhere to fraternal structures that entail caring for one another, a Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization has told delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).  

Bishop Method Kilaini, Auxiliary Bishop of Bukoba Diocese in Tanzania, addressing delegates of the 20th Plenary Assembly of AMECEA on 11 July 2022. Credit ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Urged to Include Women Religious in Church Affairs

Jul 11, 2022

Women have an important leadership role in initiating and implementing Diocesan programs, Catholic Bishops in Eastern African have been told, and cautioned against sidelining women Religious Women in official “affairs of the Church”.

AMECEA Bishops at Opening Mass. Credit: ACI Africa

Shun “cosmetic solutions” to Climate Change: Vatican Cardinal to Bishops in Eastern Africa

Jul 10, 2022

A Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization has urged delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) who are meeting to reflect on the care for the environment in the region to interrogate causes of climate change instead of dwelling on the effects of environmental degradation.

16 students receive renewable energy training thanks to funding Salesian Missions received from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Tanzania. Credit: Salesian Missions

Hundreds Benefit from Studies in Renewable Energy in Tanzania’s Salesian Institutions

Jul 9, 2022

Hundreds of youths in Tanzania have been equipped with skills in renewable energy from institutions run by members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the East African country.

A poster announcing the 20th Plenary Assembly of AMECEA to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from July 9 to 18. Credit: AMECEA

Bishops in Eastern Africa to Measure Laudato Si’ Gains, Chart Four-Year Environmental Plan

Jul 8, 2022

Delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) are set to reflect on the gains that have been made in the region on the care for the environment during the association’s 20th Plenary Assembly to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from July 9 to 18.

People from maasai tribe. Credit: Public Domain

Tanzania Evicting the Maasai “in violation of existing agreements”: Catholic Peace Entity

Jun 30, 2022

The government of Tanzania has orchestrated the eviction of the Maasai from their ancestral land in a move that violates “existing agreements”, the leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has said.

Mons. Wolfgang Pisa (left), appointed Bishop of Tanzania’s Lindi Diocese and Mons. Isaac Bunde Dugu (right) appointed Bishop of Katsina-ala Diocese in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishops for Tanzania’s Lindi, Nigeria’s Katsina-ala Dioceses

Apr 10, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Wolfgang Pisa as the Local Ordinary of Tanzania’s Lindi Diocese and Mons. Isaac Bunde Dugu as the Bishop of Katsina-ala Diocese in Nigeria.

Sr. Wilhelmina Uhai Tunu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Synodal Process Time to Showcase “role in mission of evangelization”: Tanzanian Nun

Apr 1, 2022

A Catholic Nun from Tanzania has challenged women and men Religious in Africa to use the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to showcase their “active role in the mission of evangelization”.

Tanzania Vice President, Dr Philip Mpango. Credit Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC)

Remind Tanzanians “from time to time” about Christ Peace: Vice President to Faith Leaders

Mar 23, 2022

Tanzania’s Vice President has told religious leaders in the East African nation to never give up on preaching about the need for peace in the country, particularly peace that “our Lord Jesus Christ left us”.

Poster on the Golden Jubilee of Priesthood of Bishop Method Kilaini, marked on 19 March 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Lauds Tanzanian Bishop Marking Golden Jubilee as Priest for Selfless Service

Mar 21, 2022

Pope Francis has acknowledged with appreciation the selfless service offered by the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Bukoba in Tanzania as the Bishop celebrates 50 years since he was ordained a Priest.