Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Songea

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Songea (Latin: Archidioecesis Songeanus) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Songea in Tanzania.


  • November 12, 1913: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Lindi from the Apostolic Vicariate of Dar-es-Salaam
  • December 15, 1927: Promoted as Diocese of Lindi
  • December 23, 1931: Demoted as Territorial Abbacy of Peramiho
  • February 6, 1969: Promoted as Diocese of Songea
  • November 18, 1987: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Songea

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is the St. Mathias Mulumba Kalemba Metropolitan Cathedral in Songea.


  • Metropolitan Archbishops of Songea (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Songea (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop James Joseph Komba (1969.02.06 – 1987.11.18)
  • Territorial Abbots of Peramiho (Roman rite)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Lindi (Roman rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 10°40′46″S 35°38′46″E / 10.6794°S 35.6462°E / -10.6794; 35.6462