Diocese of

Bukoba

Tanzania Tanzania

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bukoba / Bukobaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mwanza

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.10.19 – ...):Bishop Jovitus Francis Mwijage (57)Bishop Jovitus Francis Mwijage (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bukoba (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jovitus Francis Mwijage (57)Bishop Jovitus Francis Mwijage (57)
(2023.10.19 – ...)

Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania)

Born:1966.12.02 (Bukoba, Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1997.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:2024.01.27

Priest of Bukoba (Tanzania) (1997.07.20 – 2023.10.19)

Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania) (2023.10.19 – ...)

Bishop Method Kilaini (76)Bishop Method Kilaini (76)
(Apostolic Administrator 2022.10.01 – 2023.10.19)

Bishop Desiderius Rwoma (77)Bishop Desiderius Rwoma (77)
(2013.01.15 – 2022.10.01)

Bishop emeritus of Bukoba (Tanzania)

Fidelitas et humilitas

Born:1947.05.08 (Ilogero, Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1974.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1999.07.11

Priest of Bukoba (Tanzania) (1974.07.28 – 1999.04.19)

Bishop of Singida (Tanzania) (1999.04.19 – 2013.01.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Singida (Tanzania) (2013.01.15 – 2015.04.28)

Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania) (2013.01.15 – 2022.10.01)

Bishop Nestorius Timanywa
(1973.11.26 – 2013.01.15)

Born:1937.05.07 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1966.12.11
Consecrated Bishop:1974.02.24
Died:2018.08.28 († 81)

Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania) (1973.11.26 – 2013.01.15)

Bishop Placidus Gervasius Nkalanga, O.S.B.
(1969.03.06 – 1973.11.26)

Born:1919.06.19 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1950.07.15
Consecrated Bishop:1961.05.21
Died:2015.12.18 († 96)

Titular Bishop of Balbura (1961.04.18 – 1969.03.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania) (1961.04.18 – 1969.03.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Kabale (Uganda) (1966.02.01 – 1969.05.29)

President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (1969 – 1970)

Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania) (1969.03.06 – 1973.11.26)

Cardinal Laurean Rugambwa
(1960.06.21 – 1968.12.19)

Mater boni consilii

Born:1912.07.12 (Bukongo, Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1943.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1952.02.10
Created Cardinal:1960.03.28
Died:1997.12.08 (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania † 85)

Titular Bishop of Febiana (1951.12.13 – 1953.03.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Lower Kagera (1951.12.13 – 1953.03.25)

Bishop of Rutabo (1953.03.25 – 1960.06.21)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco d’Assisi a Ripa Grande (1960.03.31 – 1997.12.08)

Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania) (1960.06.21 – 1968.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) (1968.12.19 – 1992.07.22)

President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (1970 – 1974)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Rulenge–Ngara (↙), Kayanga (←), Mbarara (↖), Masaka (↑)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 8,680 km²

Population: 765,970 Catholics (61.0% of 1,255,679 total)

Pastoral Centres: 41 parishes

Personnel: 139 priests (136 diocesan, 3 religious), 564 religious (3 brothers, 561 sisters), 60 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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