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.

Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) Secretary General, Fr. Charles Kitima addressing members of the press. Credit: TEC

Manage Climate Crisis in Tanzania by Forming People’s Consciences: Catholic Official

Mar 10, 2022

The challenge of climate change can be addressed by forming people’s consciences so that “right ideas” are nurtured, an official of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) has said. 

Archbishop Gervas Nyaisonga of Tanzania's Mbeya Archdiocese. Credit: AMECEA

Archbishop in Tanzania Asks Musicians to Compose Songs to Publicize Planned AMECEA Plenary

Mar 3, 2022

The President of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) is calling upon Catholic artists in the East African nation to compose songs ahead of the Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

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. 

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.”

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.

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.

Late President John Pombe Magufuli who died Wednesday, March 17 from heart illness at Mzena hospital in Dar es Salaam / Courtesy Photo

Tanzanian Government Announces Death of President after Weeks of Unexplained Absence

Mar 17, 2021

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli whose absence from the public eye had raised questions and speculations is dead, the government announced Wednesday, March 17. 

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Bishops in Tanzania Caution against New COVID-19 Wave, Urge Public to “take precautions”

Jan 27, 2021

Months after Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli declared the nation free of COVID-19, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have urged caution amid a new COVID-19 wave in several countries saying “is not an island.”

Bishops in Tanzania with some seminarians of the  Nazareth Major Seminary.

Inside Tanzania’s Growing Vocations to the Priesthood

Jan 8, 2021

The Number of young men choosing Priesthood in Tanzania is reportedly on the rise, Church leaders in the East African countries have observed while opening a Seminary that will be a home to hundreds of seminarians drawn from across the country.

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Code of Canon Law Translated to Kiswahili after Seven Years of Work in Tanzania

Nov 19, 2020

The Code of Canon Law is now available in Kiswahili language following seven years of “difficult” work undertaken by a team of translators under the auspices of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC), a Cleric involved in the initiative has announced.

Pope Francis at the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting, that took place from February 21 to 24 2019 in the Vatican / Vatican News

Rome Meeting on Protection of Minors Inspired Tanzania’s Children Radio Program: Official

Oct 13, 2020

An ongoing radio program in Tanzania hosted by children aimed at making children in the East African nation aware of sexual abuse cases and the safeguarding of minors was inspired by the 2019 Vatican meeting on the “Protection of Minors in the Church,” an official who was in the team that spearheaded the program has said.

Archbishop Gervais Nyaisonga  (left) and Archbishop Isaac Amani Massawe  (right) appealing for peace in Tanzania ahead of general elections scheduled for October 28.

Peace “be protected by all means”: Tanzanian Prelate amid Election Campaigns

Sep 4, 2020

A Tanzanian Archbishop has underscored the need to foster peace “by all means” in the East African country amid political campaigns ahead of next month’s general elections.