Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Today the Holy Father erected the Ecclesiastical Province of Mbeya (Tanzania), elevating it to Metropolitan Church, assigning the Dioceses of Iringa and Sumbawanga as suffragan Churches. The Holy Father has appointed His Exc. Mgr. Gervas John Mwasikwabhila Nyaisonga, currently Bishop of Mpanda, as first Metropolitan Archbishop.
The new Ecclesiastical Province of Mbeya (Tanzania) will have as suffragans: the diocese of Iringa (currently belonging to the Province of Songea) and the diocese of Sumbawanga (currently belonging to the Province of Tabora). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 21/12/2018)