Diocese of

Iringa

Tanzania Tanzania

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Iringa / Iringaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mbeya

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (1992.11.21 – ...):Bishop Tarcisius J. M. Ngalalekumtwa (75)Bishop Tarcisius J. M. Ngalalekumtwa (75)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Iringa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Tarcisius J. M. Ngalalekumtwa (75)Bishop Tarcisius J. M. Ngalalekumtwa (75)
(1992.11.21 – ...)

Bishop of Iringa (Tanzania)

Born:1948.10.25 (Banawanu, Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1973.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.06

Priest of Iringa (Tanzania) (1973.04.17 – 1988.11.14)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sumbawanga (Tanzania) (1988.11.14 – 1992.11.21)

Bishop of Iringa (Tanzania) (1992.11.21 – ...)

President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (2012.07 – 2018.06.23)

Apostolic Administrator of Songea (Tanzania) (2013.05.15 – 2014.03.14)

Archbishop Norbert Wendelin Mtega (78)Bishop Norbert Wendelin Mtega (78) (later Archbishop)
(1985.10.28 – 1992.07.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Songea (Tanzania)

Born:1945.08.17 (Kinyika, Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1973.11.14
Consecrated Bishop:1986.01.06

Priest of Njombe (Tanzania) (1973.11.14 – 1985.10.28)

Bishop of Iringa (Tanzania) (1985.10.28 – 1992.07.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Songea (Tanzania) (1992.07.06 – 2013.05.15)

Bishop Mario Epifanio Abdallah Mgulunde (later Archbishop)
(1969.10.23 – 1985.03.09)

Born:1931 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1962.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:1970.02.15
Died:2006.03.14 († 74)

Bishop of Iringa (Tanzania) (1969.10.23 – 1985.03.09)

President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (1976 – 1982)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tabora (Tanzania) (1985.03.09 – 2006.03.14)

Bishop Attilio Beltramino, I.M.C.
(1953.03.25 – 1965.10.03)

Born:1901.03.19 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1924.04.05
Consecrated Bishop:1948.05.27
Died:1965.10.03 († 64)

Prefect Apostolic of Iringa (Tanzania) (1936.02.18 – 1948.01.08)

Titular Bishop of Thuburnica (1948.01.08 – 1953.03.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Iringa (Tanzania) (1948.01.08 – 1953.03.25)

Bishop of Iringa (Tanzania) (1953.03.25 – 1965.10.03)

Vicars Apostolic of Iringa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Attilio Beltramino, I.M.C.
(1948.01.08 – 1953.03.25)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Iringa (Roman Rite)

Fr. Attilio Beltramino, I.M.C. (later Bishop)
(1936.02.18 – 1948.01.08)

(see above)

Fr. Francesco Cagliero, I.M.C.
(1922.05.10 – 1935)

Died:1935

Prefect Apostolic of Iringa (Tanzania) (1922.05.10 – 1935)

Special Churches

Mbeya (↙), Dodoma (↑), Morogoro (↗), Ifakara (→), Mahenge (↘), Mafinga (↓)

Statistics (2023)

Area: 32,202 km²

Population: 530,094 Catholics (24.4% of 2,172,101 total)

Pastoral Centres: 28 parishes

Personnel: 99 priests (81 diocesan, 18 religious), 735 religious (136 brothers, 599 sisters), 58 seminarians

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