Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Mbeya

Tanzania Tanzania

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Mbeya / Mbeyaën(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Iringa, Mafinga, Sumbawanga

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2018.12.21 – ...):Archbishop Gervas John Mwasikwabhila Nyaisonga (57)Archbishop Gervas John Mwasikwabhila Nyaisonga (57)

President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Mbeya (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Gervas John Mwasikwabhila Nyaisonga (57)Archbishop Gervas John Mwasikwabhila Nyaisonga (57)
(2018.12.21 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mbeya (Tanzania)
President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1966.11.03 (Bunda, Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1996.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:2011.03.19

Priest of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1996.07.11 – 2011.01.09)

Bishop of Dodoma (Tanzania) (2011.01.09 – 2014.02.17)

Bishop of Mpanda (Tanzania) (2014.02.17 – 2018.12.21)

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

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mbeya (Tanzania) (2018.12.21 – ...)

Bishops of Mbeya (Roman Rite)

Bishop Evaristo Marc Chengula, I.M.C.
(1996.11.08 – 2018.11.21)

Born:1941.01.01 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1970.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:1997.02.02
Died:2018.11.21 († 77)

Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1996.11.08 – 2018.11.21)

Bishop James Dominic Sangu
(1966.05.03 – 1996.11.08)

Born:1920.07.14 (Tanzania)
Ordained Priest:1947.09.07
Consecrated Bishop:1966.09.11
Died:1998.07.26 († 78)

Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1966.05.03 – 1996.11.08)

President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (1970 – 1976)

Bishop Anthony van Oorschot, M. Afr.
(1953.03.25 – 1964.12.10)

Ut cognoscant te

Born:1899.01.28 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1923.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1949.10.30
Died:1964.12.10 († 65)

Prefect Apostolic of Tukuyu (Tanzania) (1947.10.17 – 1949.07.14)

Titular Bishop of Cenæ (1949.07.14 – 1953.03.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1949.07.14 – 1953.03.25)

Bishop of Mbeya (Tanzania) (1953.03.25 – 1964.12.10)

Vicars Apostolic of Mbeya (Roman Rite)

Bishop Anthony van Oorschot, M. Afr.
(1949.07.14 – 1953.03.25)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Tukuyu (Roman Rite)

Fr. Anthony van Oorschot, M. Afr. (later Bishop)
(1947.10.17 – 1949.07.14)

(see above)

Fr. Ludwig Haag, M. Afr.
(1938.04.08 – 1947.05.12)

Prefect Apostolic of Tukuyu (Tanzania) (1938.04.08 – 1947.05.12)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Tukuyu (Roman Rite)

Fr. Max Theodor Franz Donders, M. Afr.
(1932.11.11 – 1938)

Died:1938

Ecclesiastical Superior of Tukuyu (Tanzania) (1932.11.11 – 1938)

Special Churches

Mpika (↙), Sumbawanga (←), Singida (↑), Iringa (↗), Mafinga (↗), Njombe (→), Karonga (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 60,348 km²

Population: 588,384 Catholics (20.4% of 2,882,570 total)

Pastoral Centres: 55 parishes

Personnel: 103 priests (85 diocesan, 18 religious), 315 religious (18 brothers, 297 sisters), 67 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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