Roman Catholic Diocese of Bukoba

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Diocese of Bukoba
Dioecesis Bukobaënsis
Location
Country  Tanzania
Metropolitan Mwanza
Statistics
Area 8,608 km2 (3,324 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
870,048
521,256 (59.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Desiderius M. Rwoma

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bukoba (Latin: Dioecesis Bukobaënsis) is a diocese located in Bukoba in the Ecclesiastical province of Mwanza in Tanzania.[1]

History[edit]

  • December 13, 1951: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Lower Kagera from the Diocese of Bukoba
  • March 25, 1953: Promoted as Diocese of Rutabo
  • June 21, 1960: Renamed as Diocese of Bukoba

Leadership[edit]

Cardinal Laurean Rugambwa (1951.12.13 – 1953.03.25)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 1°19′54″S 31°48′51″E / 1.3316°S 31.8141°E / -1.3316; 31.8141