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Roman Catholic Diocese of Shinyanga

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Metropolitan  Mwanza
Pope  Francis
Country  Tanzania
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  30,000 km²
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 2,001,893 284,590 (14.2%)
Bishop  Bishop-elect Liberatus Sangu (appointed by Pope Francis on Monday, February 2, 2015; to be ordained and installed)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mwanza

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Shinyanga (Latin: Dioecesis Shinyangaënsis) is a diocese located in Shinyanga in the Ecclesiastical province of Mwanza in Tanzania.

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History

  • June 24, 1950: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Maswa from the Apostolic Vicariate of Musoma-Maswa
  • March 25, 1953: Promoted as Diocese of Maswa
  • August 9, 1956: Renamed as Diocese of Shinyanga
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Shinyanga (Roman rite)
  • Bishop-elect Rev. Liberatus Sangu (2015.02.02 - present);
  • Bishop Aloysius Balina (1997.08.08 - 2012.11.06); died in office
  • Bishop Castor Sekwa (1975.01.30 – 1996.06.04)
  • Bishop Edward Aloysius McGurkin, M.M. (1956.07.04 – 1975.01.30)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Shinyanga Wikipedia


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