Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 28 April 2015 the Holy Father appointed Rev. Fr. Edward Mapunda, currently bursar and diocesan delegate for health, as Bishop of the Diocese of Singida (Tanzania).
Rev. Fr. Edward Mapunda was born on September 30, 1964 in Mango, Diocese of Mbinga. He studied philosophy at the Seminary in Ntungamo, Bukoba, and Theology at the Major Seminary in St. Charles Luanga in Segrea, Dar-es-Salaam. He was ordained a priest on November 23, 1997 for the Diocese of Singida. Since his ordination he has served in a number of academic and pastoral roles: 1997-2000: Formator at the Minor Seminary in Singida; 2000-2004: Studies at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, where he obtained a Master in Education; 2004-2006: Vice-Rector of the Minor Seminary of Singida; since 2006: bursar and diocesan delegate for health. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 29/04/2015)