Roman Catholic Diocese of Zanzibar

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Zanzibar (Latin: Dioecesis Zanzibarensis) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, covering that federation's insular Indian Ocean component.

Diocese of Zanzibar

Dioecesis Zanzibarensis
Location
CountryTanzania
MetropolitanDar-es-Salaam
Statistics
Area2,332 km2 (900 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
990,900
9,900 (1.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopAugustine Ndeliakyama Shao, C.S.Sp.

Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Joseph's Cathedral located in and on Zanzibar.

St. Joseph's Cathedral in Zanzibar

HistoryEdit

OrdinariesEdit

(all Roman rite, initially missionary members of Latin congregations)

Apostolic Prefects of Zanguebar
  • Armand-René Maupoint (1862 – 1871.07.10), while Bishop of mother diocese (Saint-Denis-de-)La Réunion (Réunion) ([1857.02.14] 1857.03.19 – 1871.07.10)
  • Homer, Holy Ghost Fathers (C.S.Sp.) (1872 – 1882)
  • Jean-Marie-Raoul Le Bas de Courmont, C.S.Sp. (1883.10.27 – 1883.11.23 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of Zanguebar
  • Jean-Marie-Raoul Le Bas de Courmont, C.S.Sp. (see above 1883.11.23 – 1887 see below), Titular Bishop of Bodona (1883.11.23 – 1925.02.20)
Apostolic Vicars of Northern Zanguebar
  • Jean-Marie-Raoul Le Bas de Courmont, C.S.Sp. (see above 1887 – 1896.11.27)
  • Emile-Auguste Allgeyer, C.S.Sp. (1897.02.17 – 1906.12.21 see below), Titular Bishop of Ticelia (1897.02.17 – 1924.04.09)
Apostolic Vicars of Zanzibar
  • Emile-Auguste Allgeyer, C.S.Sp. (see above 1906.12.21 – 1913.04.03)
  • John Gerald Neville, C.S.Sp. (1913.09.01 – 1930.03.08), Titular Bishop of Carrhæ (1913.09.01 – 1943.02.27)
  • Apostolic Administrator^ the same John Gerald Neville, C.S.Sp. (1930.03.08 – 1943.02.27)
  • John Heffernan, C.S.Sp. (1932.03.15 – 1946), Titular Bishop of Uzippari (1932.03.15 – 1966.03.20)
  • John Joseph McCarthy, C.S.Sp. (1946.07.11 – 1953.03.25), Titular Bishop of Cercina (1946.07.11 – 1953.03.25), later Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1953.03.25 – 1971.10.24), President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1969 – 1970)
(suppressed 1953 - 1964)
Apostolic Administrators of Zanzibar and Pemba
Suffragan Bishops of Zanzibar
  • Bernard Martin Ngaviliau, C.S.Sp. (see above 1980.03.28 – 1996.11.30)
  • Augustine Ndeliakyama Shao, C.S.Sp. (1996.11.30 - ...)

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Coordinates: 6°09′46″S 39°11′20″E / 6.1628°S 39.1888°E / -6.1628; 39.1888