Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Tanzania

Tanzania
DateAscendingChange
1860.02.26Apostolic Prefecture of Zanguebar was established (from Diocese of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion)
1880.09.27Apostolic Vicariate of Tanganyika was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Central Africa)
1883.11.23Apostolic Prefecture of Zanguebar was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Zanguebar
1887.01.11Apostolic Vicariate of Unianyembé was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Tanganyika)
1887.11.16Apostolic Vicariate of Zanguebar was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Zanguebar (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Southern Zanguebar)
1887.11.16Apostolic Prefecture of Southern Zanguebar was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Zanguebar)
1894.07.13Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Victoria-Nyanza was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Victoria-Nyanza)
1902.09.15Apostolic Prefecture of Southern Zanguebar was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Zanguebar
1906.05.11Apostolic Vicariate of Central Zanguebar was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Zanguebar)
1906.08.10Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Zanguebar was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Dar-es-Salaam
1906.12.21Apostolic Vicariate of Central Zanguebar was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Bagamoyo
1906.12.21Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Zanguebar was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Zanzibar
1910.09.13Apostolic Vicariate of Kilima-Njaro was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Bagamoyo)
1913.11.12Apostolic Prefecture of Lindi was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Dar-es-Salaam)
1915.01.15Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Victoria-Nyanza was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Victoria-Nyanza
1922.03.03Apostolic Prefecture of Iringa was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Dar-es-Salaam)
1925.05.31Apostolic Vicariate of Unianyembé was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Tabora
1927.12.15Apostolic Prefecture of Lindi was promoted as Territorial Abbacy of Lindi
1929.04.08Apostolic Vicariate of Bubuka was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Tabora and Apostolic Vicariate of Victoria-Nyanza)
1929.04.10Apostolic Vicariate of Victoria-Nyanza was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Mwanza
1929.05.24Apostolic Vicariate of Zanzibar lost territory to Apostolic Vicariate of Mogadishu
1931.12.22Territorial Abbacy of Ndanda was established (from Territorial Abbacy of Lindi)
1931.12.23Territorial Abbacy of Lindi was renamed as Territorial Abbacy of Peramiho
1932.07.18Mission sui juris of Tukuyu was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Tanganyika)
1935.01.28Apostolic Prefecture of Dodoma was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Bagamoyo, Apostolic Vicariate of Kilima-Njaro and Apostolic Prefecture of Iringa)
1938.03.29Mission sui juris of Tukuyu was promoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Tukuyu
1943.04.14Apostolic Prefecture of Mbulu was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Kilima-Njaro, Apostolic Vicariate of Tabora and Apostolic Prefecture of Dodoma)
1946.04.11Apostolic Vicariate of Musoma-Maswa was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Mwanza)
1946.05.10Apostolic Vicariate of Tanganyika was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Karema (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Kigoma)
1946.05.10Apostolic Vicariate of Kigoma was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Tanganyika)
1948.01.08Apostolic Prefecture of Iringa was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Iringa
1949.07.14Apostolic Prefecture of Tukuyu was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Mbeya
1950.04.18Apostolic Prefecture of Tanga was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Kilima-Njaro)
1950.06.24Apostolic Vicariate of Maswa was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Musoma-Maswa)
1950.06.24Apostolic Vicariate of Musoma-Maswa was demoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Musoma (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Maswa)
1951.05.10Apostolic Prefecture of Dodoma was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Dodoma
1951.12.13Apostolic Vicariate of Lower Kagera was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Bubuka)
1952.01.10Apostolic Prefecture of Mbulu was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Mbulu
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Bubuka was promoted as Diocese of Bukoba (became suffragan of Tabora)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Dar-es-Salaam was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam (with suffragan sees Dodoma, Iringa, Mbulu, Morogoro and Moshi)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Dodoma was promoted as Diocese of Dodoma (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Iringa was promoted as Diocese of Iringa (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Karema was promoted as Diocese of Karema (became suffragan of Tabora)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Kigoma was promoted as Diocese of Kigoma (became suffragan of Tabora)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Maswa was promoted as Diocese of Maswa (became suffragan of Tabora)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Mbeya was promoted as Diocese of Mbeya (became suffragan of Tabora)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Mbulu was promoted as Diocese of Mbulu (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Bagamoyo was promoted as Diocese of Morogoro (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Kilima-Njaro was promoted as Diocese of Moshi (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Mwanza was promoted as Diocese of Mwanza (became suffragan of Tabora)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Lower Kagera was promoted as Diocese of Rutabo (became suffragan of Tabora)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Tabora was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tabora (with suffragan sees Bukoba, Karema, Kigoma, Maswa, Mbeya, Mwanza and Rutabo)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Zanzibar was suppressed (to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi)
1956.08.09Diocese of Maswa was renamed as Diocese of Shinyanga
1957.07.05Apostolic Prefecture of Musoma was promoted as Diocese of Musoma (became suffragan of Tabora)
1958.02.24Apostolic Prefecture of Tanga was promoted as Diocese of Tanga (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1960.06.21Diocese of Bukoba was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Rutabo and became suffragan of Tabora)
1960.06.21Diocese of Bukoba was renamed as Diocese of Rulenge
1960.06.21Diocese of Rutabo was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Bukoba)
1963.03.01Diocese of Arusha was established (from Diocese of Moshi and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1963.08.05Diocese of Nachingwea was established (from Territorial Abbacy of Ndanda and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1963.12.10Apostolic Prefecture of Same was established (from Diocese of Moshi)
1964.04.21Diocese of Mahenge was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1964.12.12Apostolic Administration of Zanzibar and Pemba was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam and Diocese of Mombasa and Zanzibar)
1968.02.16Diocese of Njombe was established (from Diocese of Iringa and Territorial Abbacy of Peramiho and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1969.02.06Territorial Abbacy of Peramiho was promoted as Diocese of Songea (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1969.10.24Diocese of Karema was renamed as Diocese of Sumbawanga
1972.03.25Diocese of Singida was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tabora, Diocese of Dodoma, Diocese of Mbeya and Diocese of Mbulu and became suffragan of Tabora)
1972.12.18Territorial Abbacy of Ndanda was promoted as Diocese of Mtwara (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1977.02.03Apostolic Prefecture of Same was promoted as Diocese of Same (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1980.03.28Apostolic Administration of Zanzibar and Pemba was promoted as Diocese of Zanzibar (became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1983.11.11Diocese of Kahama was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tabora and became suffragan of Tabora)
1984.11.08Diocese of Geita was established (from Diocese of Mwanza and became suffragan of Tabora)
1986.10.17Diocese of Lindi was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Nachingwea and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1986.10.17Diocese of Nachingwea was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Lindi and Diocese of Tunduru–Masasi)
1986.10.17Diocese of Tunduru–Masasi was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Nachingwea and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1986.12.22Diocese of Mbinga was established (from Diocese of Songea and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
1987.11.18Diocese of Mwanza was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mwanza (with suffragan sees Bukoba, Geita, Musoma, Rulenge and Shinyanga)
1987.11.18Diocese of Songea was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Songea (with suffragan sees Iringa, Lindi, Mbeya, Mbinga, Mtwara, Njombe and Tunduru–Masasi)
1999.03.16Diocese of Arusha was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Arusha (with suffragan sees Mbulu, Moshi and Same)
2000.10.23Diocese of Mpanda was established (from Diocese of Sumbawanga and became suffragan of Tabora)
2008.08.14Diocese of Kayanga was established (from Diocese of Rulenge and became suffragan of Mwanza)
2008.08.14Diocese of Rulenge was renamed as Diocese of Rulenge–Ngara (lost territory to establish Diocese of Kayanga)
2009.01Titular Episcopal See of Nachingwea was restored
2009.01Titular Episcopal See of Rutabo was restored
2010.11.27Diocese of Bunda was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mwanza and Diocese of Musoma and became suffragan of Mwanza)
2011.03.12Diocese of Kondoa was established (from Diocese of Dodoma and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
2012.01.14Diocese of Ifakara was established (from Diocese of Mahenge and became suffragan of Dar-es-Salaam)
2014.11.06Diocese of Dodoma was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dodoma (with suffragan sees Kondoa and Singida)
2018.12.21Diocese of Mbeya was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mbeya (with suffragan sees Iringa and Sumbawanga)
2023.12.22Diocese of Mafinga was established (from Diocese of Iringa and became suffragan of Mbeya)

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