Diocese of KIGOMA

Area Square Kilometers     45,056 (17,402 Square Miles)                                      

Total Population                     1,882,700

Catholics                                 496,964

Catechists                               601

 

Historical Notes

This part of Tanzania was originally erected Vicariate Apostolic of Tanganika on 27th September 1880. On 10th May 1946 territory lost from Vicariate of Tanganika to Vicariate Apostolic of Karema(erected). On 10th May name was changed from Vicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo(Congo Superiore) Vicariate Apostolic of Tanganika to Vicariate Apostolic of Kigoma. On 25th March 1953 Elevated Vicariate Apostolic of Kigoma to Diocese of Kigoma.

 

Ordinary:

Right Reverend Joseph Mlola ALCP/OSS was born on 9th January 1966 at Mashati Rombo. He was ordained Priest on 12th July 1997, appointed Bishop of Kigoma on 10th July 2014. He was ordained Bishop of Kigoma on 26th October 2014.

 

Address:

P.O. Box 71

Kigoma

RESIDENCE

Bishop1s House

P.O. BOX 71

KIGOMA-TANZANIA, East Africa

(Office) +255 (028)2803115

Personal: +255 (028) 2803116

Residence: +25528 2803464

Fax: +255 (028) 2802043/3115

E-mail: diocesekigoma@yahoo.co.uk

Predecessors:

Jean-Baptiste-Frézal Charbonnier     1887-1888

Léonce Bridoux                                 1888-1890

Adolphe Le Chaptois                         1891- 1917

Joseph-Marie Birraux                         1920-1936

Jan Cornelius van Sambeek                1936-1957

James Holmes-Siedle                          1958-1969

Alphonse Daniel Nsabi                       1969-1989

Paul Runangaza Ruzoka                     1989-2006

Protase Rugambwa                              2008-2012

 

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