Diocese of MUSOMA

Area Sq Kilometers 25,150 (9,714 Square Miles)

Population: 1,380,000

No. Catholics: 290,000

 

Historical Notes

November 4, 1946: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Musoma-Maswa from the Apostolic Vicariate of Mwanza.  June 24, 1950: Demoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Musoma. July 5, 1957: Promoted as Diocese of Musoma. November 27, 2010: Territory lost to Roman Catholic Diocese of Bunda.

Ordinary:

The Right Rev. Michael Msonganzila was born on 17the July 1956 at Ukiriguru, Bukumbi Parish-Mwanza. Ordained Priest on 02nd December 1984. Consecrated and enthroned as Bishop of Musoma on 20 th January 2008.

Address:

Bishop`s House

P.O. Box 93, Musoma

Tel: 028 – 2642472

Fax: 028 – 2642892

 

Bishop`s Office:

P.O. Box 93, Musoma

Tel: 028 – 2622017

Fax: 028 – 2622721

Email: abbamus@gmail.com and  info@dioceseofmusoma.com

Website: www.dioceseofmusoma.com

 

Predecessors:

Joseph Blomjous, M. Afr. † (11 Apr 1946 Appointed - 24 Jun 1950 Appointed, Vicar Apostolic of Mwanza)

Giuseppe Gerardo Grondin, M.M. † ( 1950 Appointed - 1957 Died)

John James Rudin, M.M. † (5 Jul 1957 Appointed - 12 Jan 1979 Resigned)

Anthony Peter Mayalla †(late),  (12 Jan 1979 Appointed - 18 Nov 1987 Appointed, Archbishop of Mwanza)

Justin Tetmu Samba † (25 Oct 1988 Appointed - 23 Aug 2006 Died)

Michael George Mabuga Msonganzila (10 Nov 2007 Appointed - )

 

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