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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

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

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

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

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. 

Logo of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) /

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

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

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.

Code of Canon Law /

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

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

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

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.