Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Today the Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Sumbawanga (Tanzania), presented by His Exc. Mgr. Damian Kyaruzi. The Holy Father appointed Fr. Beatus Christian Urassa, Apostolic Life Community of Priests/Opus Sancti Spiritus (ALCP/OSS), former Provincial Superior of his Institute in Tanzania, as Bishop of Sumbawanga.
The new Bishop was born on 2 August 1965 in Keni Mashati Rombo, Diocese of Moshi, he studied Philosophy in the Major Seminary of the Congregation Apostles of Jesus in Nairobi in Kenya, and Theology in the St. Charles Lwanga Interdiocesan Major Seminary in Segrea, Dar Es Salaam, he obtained a Doctorate in Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical Teresianum Institute in Rome. He was ordained a priest on July 12, 1997 for the Apostolic Life Community of Priests/Opus Sancti Spiritus (ALCP/OSS).
After his priestly ordination he held the following positions: Secretary of the General Council of the Religious Congregation ALCP/OSS in Moshi, Tanzania (1997-1998); Vice-parish priest of Mwananyamala, Dar Es Salaam (1998-1999); Formator in the ALCP/OSS formation house in Morogoro (1999-2000); Studies in Rome at the Pontifical Teresianum Institute (2000-2003); Provincial Superior ALCP/OSS (2003-2015). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 19/4/2018)