Diocese of BUKOBA

Area Sq Kilometres 8,608 (3,324 Square Miles)

Population 877,000

No. Catholics 529,444

Historical Notes

The Catholic Diocese of Bukoba is located in Bukoba in the Ecclesiastical province of Mwanza in Tanzania. December 13, 1951 was established as Apostolic Vicariate of Lower Kagera from the Diocese of Bukoba. March 25, 1953 was promoted as Diocese of Rutabo. June 21, 1960 was renamed as Diocese of Bukoba

Ordinary

The Right Rev Desiderius Rwoma was born on  8 May 1947 at Ilogero Bukoba. He was ordained Priest of Bukoba on 28 July 1974. On 19 April 1999 was appointed Bishop of Singida. He was appointed Bishop of Bukoba on 15 January 2013.

Address

Rt. Rev. Desiderius Rwoma

P.O. private bag , Bukoba

Office Tel: 0282220746

Office Fax: -

Home Fax: -

Email:-  brwoma@yahoo.com

Auxiliary bishop

Rt.Rev. Method kilaini

P.O. private bag

Office tel: -

Email:- mkilaini@gmail.com

Predecessors
Laurean Rugambwa † (13 Dec 1951 Appointed - 19 Dec 1968 Appointed, Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Died 8 Dec 1997)

Placidus Gervasius Nkalanga, O.S.B. † (6 Mar 1969 Appointed - 26 Nov 1973 Resigned)

Nestorius Timanywa (26 Nov 1973 Appointed - 15 Jan 2013 Retired)

Desiderius M. Rwoma (15 Jan 2013 Appointed - )

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