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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.