AFRICA/TANZANIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Kigoma

Friday, 11 July 2014

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On July 10, 2014, the Holy Father appointed Fr. Joseph Mlola, ALCP/OSS, Rector of St. Paul Kipalapala Interdiocesan Major Seminary, Tabora, as Bishop of the Diocese of Kigoma (Tanzania).
The Bishop-elect was born on January 9, 1966 in Mashati Rombo, Moshi. After his primary and secondary studies he entered in the Apostoles of Jesus Major Seminary in Kenya to study philosophy. He then completed his Theology studies at St. Paul Kipalapala interdiocesan Major Seminary, Tabora.
Since his priestly ordination on 12 July 1997 which was held at the Institute of Apostolic Life Community of Priests in the Opus Spiritus Sancti - ALCP/OSS, he has served in a number of pastoral roles: 1997-1999: parish vicar of Nairagie Enkare, Diocese of Ngong, Kenya; 1999-2000: Vice Rector of Holy Spirit College, Morogoro; 2000-2001: parish vicar in Caliti, Avellino, Italy; 2001-2005: Studied dogmatic theology at the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome; 2005-2011: Vice Rector of the St. Charles Lwanga Segerea interdiocesan Major Seminary, Dar-es-Salaam; since 2011: Rector of the St. Paul Kipalapala Interdiocesan Major Seminary, Tabora. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 11/07/2014)