Diocese of GEITA

Population        1,989,699

No. catholics     576,134



Historical Notes

Geita Catholic Diocese helps its people to grow spiritually, physically, and mentally. It was inaugurated on March 10th 1985. The Diocese was cut off from the Archdiocese of Mwanza. The Archdiocese of Mwanza was too large to provide for pastoral service across Lake Victoria. It was not easier to provide spiritual services in both places. The Diocese of Geita was created to solve this problem.

The first Bishop of Geita Diocese was the late Rt. Rev. Aloysius Balina. Bishop Balina was followed by Rt. Rev. Bishop Damian Dallu who was consecrated and installed as a Bishop of Geita Diocese on July 2000.

Diocese of Geita, combines two administrative districts, namely  Geita and Sengerema; and it is under Mwanza Region. The Diocese is under the Rt. Rev Bishop Flavian Matindi Kassala.


The Right Rev. Bishop Flavian Matindi Kassala born at Sumwe Archdiocese of Mwanza on 40th December 1967. Ordained Priest on the 11th July 1999.

Consecrated and Installed Bishop of Geita 12 June 2016.




BishopÔÇÖs House, P.O.Box 120, GEITA

Tel: 028-2520208/028-2520120.

Fax: 028-2520208

Email: bishop@dioceseofgeita.net




Aloysius BalinaÔÇá(late) (8 Nov 1984 Appointed - 8 Aug 1997 Appointed, Bishop of Shinyanga)

Damian Denis Dallu (14 Apr 2000 Appointed - 14 Mar 2014 Appointed, Archbishop of Songea)

Flavian Matindi Kassala (28 April 2016 Appointed - )

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