Roman Catholic Diocese of Iringa

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Diocese of Iringa
Dioecesis Iringaënsis
Location
Country  Tanzania
Metropolitan Songea
Statistics
Area 43,318 km2 (16,725 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
2,367,962
588,438 (24.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Tarcisius Ngalalekumtwa

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Iringa (Latin: Dioecesis Iringaënsis) is a diocese located in Iringa in the Ecclesiastical province of Songea in Tanzania.

History[edit]

  • March 3, 1922: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Iringa from the Apostolic Vicariate of Dar-es-Salaam
  • January 8, 1948: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Iringa
  • March 25, 1953: Promoted as Diocese of Iringa

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Iringa (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Iringa (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Attilio Beltramino, I.C.M. (1948.01.08 – 1953.03.25)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Iringa (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Attilio Beltramino, I.C.M. (1936.02.18 – 1948.01.08)
    • Fr. Francesco Cagliero, I.C.M. (1922.05.10 – 1935)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 7°47′01″S 35°41′22″E / 7.7836°S 35.6895°E / -7.7836; 35.6895