Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam (Latin: Archidioecesis Daressalaamensis) is a Latin Metropolitan archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Tanzania.

St Joseph's Cathedral

The archdiocese's motherchurch and seat of its archbishop is St. Joseph's Cathedral. The current Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam is Cardinal Polycarp Pengo, having been appointed by Pope John Paul II on July 22, 1992.



Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own archdiocese and the following suffragan bishoprics:


(all Roman Rite, mostly missionary members of Latin congregations)

Apostolic Prefects of Southern Zanguebar
Apostolic Vicar of Southern Zanguebar
  • Cassian Spiß, O.S.B. (1902.09.15 – death 1905.08.14), Titular Bishop of Ostracine (1902.09.15 – 1905.08.14)
Apostolic Vicars of Dar-es-Salaam
Metropolitan Archbishops of Dar-es-Salaam

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Coordinates: 6°48′00″S 39°17′00″E / 6.8000°S 39.2833°E / -6.8000; 39.2833