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Diocese of Lindi

Dioecesis Lindiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Bruno Pius Ngonyani, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 17 October 1986
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Songea
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Square Kilometers: 56,060 (21,653 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1002, Lindi, Tanzania
  • Telephone: (023)220.2288; 220.2490
  • Fax: 220.2274

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Nachingwea
5 August 1963ErectedTerritorial Abbey of Ndanda Diocese of Nachingwea (erected)
17 October 1986Territory LostDiocese of Nachingwea Diocese of Tunduru-Masasi (erected)
Diocese of Lindi
17 October 1986Name ChangedDiocese of Nachingwea Diocese of Lindi

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Nachingwea
196935,000275,00012.7%126271,29642913ap1971
198056,457572,0009.9%1017272,091362618ap1981
Diocese of Lindi
199095,984665,74014.4%3311442,181137026ap1991
1999125,485853,92714.7%436492,56074926ap2000
2000126,586854,93014.8%454492,58355126ap2001
2001129,286856,45515.1%486542,39486026ap2002
2002120,547750,00416.1%462482,51136026ap2003
2003128,500791,30616.2%463492,62246026ap2004
2004128,438791,30616.2%483512,51845826ap2005

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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