Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

16 January 2013

Tanzania: Bukoba Diocese Gets New Bishop

THE Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Desiderius Rwoma as the new Bishop of Bukoba Diocese.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam , the Secretary General of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC), Father Antony Makunde, said the appointment follows Bishop Nestory Timanywa's retirement in accordance to the Canon Law.

Bishop Rwoma was born on May 8, 1947 at Ilogero Village, Rutabo in Bukoba, Kagera Region.After his elementary studies, he went to Ntungamo Major Seminary in Bukoba for philosophical studies and Kipalapala Major Seminary for theology studies. He was ordained a priest on 24th July, 1974, at his home parish.

In 1999, Bishop Rwoma was consecrated Bishop of Singida where he worked for 14 years.Bishop Rwoma has in the past worked as an assistant parish priest, teacher, vice-rector and spiritual director at the minor seminary; chaplain and Vicar General of Bukoba Diocese prior to his Episcopal ordination in Singida.

The Pope has also appointed Bishop Rwoma as Apostolic Administrator of Singida Diocese.Bishop Methodius Kilaini continues to be Bukoba Diocese Auxiliary Bishop.

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