Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC)

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 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.

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.

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.

Catholic women taking part in the workshop that the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) organized in Tanzania. Credit: WUCWO

Official of Tanzanian Catholic Bishops’ Conference Advocates for African Women Empowerment

Jul 5, 2023

The Secretary General of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) has advocated for the empowerment of women in Africa.

Fr. Christopher Ndizeye Nkoronko, appointed Bishop of Tanzania's Kahama Diocese on 23 June 2022. Credit: TEC

Vicar General of Kigoma Diocese in Tanzania Appointed Bishop of Kahama Diocese

Jun 23, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Christopher Ndizeye Nkoronko who has been serving as Vicar General and in charge of the Pastoral Department of his native Diocese of Kigoma as Bishop of the Diocese of Kahama in Tanzania.

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. 

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Flag of Tanzania. Credit: Public Domain

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.

Tanzanian's President John Pombe Magufuli collects offertory at a Catholic Church service / Public domain

Tanzania’s President Remembered for Exemplary Trust in God at Requiem Mass

Mar 26, 2021

Top on the list of the qualities that Tanzania’s late President John Pombe Magufuli exhibited was his unwavering trust in God, which he declared publicly, a Catholic Archbishop who presided over the President’s Requiem Mass has said.

The late President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania

Church in Eastern Africa Remembers Late Tanzania’s President for Faith, Servant Leadership

Mar 19, 2021

The Church in Eastern Africa is eulogizing the late President John Pombe Magufuli whose death was announced Wednesday, March 17, as a man of strong faith in God who manifested servant leadership, dedicating his presidency to the service of Tanzanians.

President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania / Courtesy Photo

Absence of Tanzania’s President from Public Raises Questions Over His Health Situation

Mar 11, 2021

The reported absence of Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli from the public eye has raised questions about his health situation, speculation being rife that he was hospitalized earlier in the week in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi for COVID-19-related complications.

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Over 25 Priests, 60 Nuns Have Succumbed to COVID-19-related Illnesses in Tanzania: Cleric

Mar 4, 2021

At least 25 Catholic Priests and 60 members of Religious Orders have succumbed to COVID-related complications in Tanzania, the Secretary General of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) has said.

Tanzanian Cleric Who “quit” Priestly Ministry to Run for Political Office Suspended

Aug 5, 2020

A Catholic Priest from Tanzania’s Diocese of Bukoba who quit his active Priestly ministry to vie for a political seat in the upcoming general elections in the East African nation has been suspended, his Bishop announced in a letter made available to the wider public August 3.

Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli at a past function.

Tanzania’s President Lauds Bishops for Facilitating Public Worship Amid COVID-19 Fears

May 5, 2020

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has appreciated the Catholic Bishops in the East African nation for standing firm in faith and offering public Masses amid calls to suspend public worship as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.  

St. Mary’s Modeco Parish in the Catholic Diocese of Morogoro, Tanzania, closed this week following an incident of desecration on Monday, April 27. / Fr. Pius Onyango

Parish Church in Tanzania’s Morogoro Diocese Closed Over Desecration

Apr 30, 2020

St. Mary’s Modeco, one of the parishes in Tanzania’s Catholic diocese of Morogoro was closed early this week following an incident of desecration during the early hours of Monday, April 27, and Mass is being celebrated at the parish hall, Priests ministering at the parish have told ACI Africa.