Paul R. Ruzoka

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Paul R. Ruzoka
Archbishop Emeritus of Tabora
ChurchCatholic Church
Appointed25 November 2006
Installed28 January 2007
Term ended10 November 2023
PredecessorMario Epifanio Abdallah Mgulunde
SuccessorProtase Rugambwa
Ordination20 July 1975
by Bishop Alphonse Daniel Nsabi
Consecration6 January 1990
by John Paul II
Personal details
Born (1948-01-01) 1 January 1948 (age 76)
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MottoNitalitii neno lako

Paul Runangaza Ruzoka (born 1948) is a Tanzanian prelate of the Catholic Church who was Archbishop of Tabora from 2006 to 2023. He has been a bishop since 1990.[1]


Archbishop Paul R. Ruzoka was born in 1948 in Nyakayenzi, Kigoma. After his studies and clerical formations, on July 20, 1975, he was ordained priest by the laying on of hands by Bishop Alphons Daniel Nsabi of the Catholic Diocese of Kigoma, being the sixth native priest of Kigoma, to be ordained priest in Kigoma. On November 10, 1989, Saint John Paul II appointed him the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kigoma and was consecrated by Saint John Paul II on January 6, 1990, at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. On November 25, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him the Archbishop of Tabora Archdiocese and officially installed on January 28, 2007.He retired upon reaching the retirement age of bishops of 75 years on 10th November 2023.[2]


  1. ^ "Archbishop Paul Ruzoka". Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Askofu Mkuu Paulo Ruzoka: Tukutane IFUCHA 25 Septemba 2022: Tuna Jambo Letu!". Retrieved 31 December 2022.