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Roman Catholic Diocese of Iringa

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Metropolitan  Songea
Pope  Francis
Country  Tanzania
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  43,318 km²
Bishop  Tarcisius Ngalalekumtwa
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2006) 2,367,962 588,438 (24.9%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Songea

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Iringa (Latin: Dioecesis Iringaënsis) is a diocese located in Iringa in the Ecclesiastical province of Songea in Tanzania.

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History

  • March 3, 1922: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Iringa from the Apostolic Vicariate of Dar-es-Salaam
  • January 8, 1948: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Iringa
  • March 25, 1953: Promoted as Diocese of Iringa
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Iringa (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Tarcisius Ngalalekumtwa (since 1992.11.21)
  • Archbishop Norbert Wendelin Mtega (1985.10.28 – 1992.07.06)
  • Archbishop Mario Epifanio Abdallah Mgulunde (1969.10.23 – 1985.03.09)
  • Bishop Attilio Beltramino, I.C.M. (1953.03.25 – 1965.10.03)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Iringa (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Attilio Beltramino, I.C.M. (1948.01.08 – 1953.03.25)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Iringa (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Attilio Beltramino, I.C.M. (1936.02.18 – 1948.01.08)
  • Fr. Francesco Cagliero, I.C.M. (1922.05.10 – 1935)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Iringa Wikipedia


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