Diocese of

Geita

Tanzania Tanzania

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Geita / Geitaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mwanza

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.04.28 – ...):Bishop Flavian Matindi Kassala (56)Bishop Flavian Matindi Kassala (56)

Vice-President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference

Ordinaries

Bishops of Geita (Roman Rite)

Bishop Flavian Matindi Kassala (56)Bishop Flavian Matindi Kassala (56)
(2016.04.28 – ...)

Bishop of Geita (Tanzania)
Vice-President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference

Born:1967.12.04 (Sumve, Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1999.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:2016.06.12

Priest of Geita (Tanzania) (1999.07.11 – 2016.04.28)

Bishop of Geita (Tanzania) (2016.04.28 – ...)

Vice-President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (2018.06.23 – ...)

Archbishop Renatus Leonard Nkwande (58)Bishop Renatus Leonard Nkwande (58) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.05.18 – 2016.04.28)

Archbishop Damian Denis Dallu (69)Bishop Damian Denis Dallu (69) (later Archbishop)
(2000.04.14 – 2014.03.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Songea (Tanzania)

Christus spes nostra

Born:1955.04.26 (Kiponzelo, Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1984.11.15
Consecrated Bishop:2000.07.30

Priest of Geita (Tanzania) (1984.11.15 – 2000.04.14)

Bishop of Geita (Tanzania) (2000.04.14 – 2014.03.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Songea (Tanzania) (2014.03.14 – ...)

Bishop Aloysius Balina
(1984.11.08 – 1997.08.08)

Born:1945.06.21 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1971.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1985.01.06
Died:2012.11.06 († 67)

Bishop of Geita (Tanzania) (1984.11.08 – 1997.08.08)

Bishop of Shinyanga (Tanzania) (1997.08.08 – 2012.11.06)

Special Churches

Rulenge–Ngara (←), Mwanza (→), Kahama (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 10,697 km²

Population: 279,303 Catholics (13.5% of 2,071,980 total)

Pastoral Centres: 29 parishes

Personnel: 30 priests (diocesan), 58 religious (3 brothers, 55 sisters), 49 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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