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Roman Catholic Diocese of Tanga

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Metropolitan  Dar-es-Salaam
Pope  Francis
Country  Tanzania
Bishop  Anthony Banzi
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  26,807 km²
Founded  1950
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 1,650,000 180,000 (10.9%)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tanga (Latin: Dioecesis Tangaënsis) is a diocese located in the city of Tanga in the Ecclesiastical province of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.

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History

  • April 18, 1950: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Tanga from the Apostolic Vicariate of Kilima-Njaro
  • February 24, 1958: Promoted as Diocese of Tanga
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Tanga (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Anthony Banzi (since 1994.06.10)
  • Bishop Telesphore Mkude (1988.01.18 – 1993.04.05)
  • Bishop Maurus Gervase Komba (1969.12.15 – 1988.01.18)
  • Bishop Eugène Cornelius Arthurs, I.C. (1958.02.24 – 1969.12.15)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Tanga (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Eugène Cornelius Arthurs, I.C. (1950.06.09 – 1958.02.24)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Tanga Wikipedia


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