The Right Rev. Bishop Anthony Banzi, was born on 28th October, 1946 in the village of Mangoja, at Tawa Parish, Morogoro. He got Primary education in the Lukenga Primary school. In 1960 he joined St. Peter Junior Seminary, Bagamoyo and later St. Charles Junior Seminary Itaga, 1965-1967.
In 1968-1969 he joined Kibosho Major Seminary for Philosophy and later Kipalapala Senior Seminary for Theology in 1970-1973. He was ordained priest on 29th July, 1973. He was appointed Bishop of Tanga on 24th June, 1994 and consecrated Bishop of Tanga on 15th September 1994.
Before consecrated a Bishop of Tanga, he worked as Assistant Parish Priest in Mlaki, Msongozi, Mtombozi, Matombo and as a Parish Priest at Maskati Parish. In 1976 he was the Treasurer General of Ntungamo Major Seminary, Bukoba. In 1976 – 1981 he was in Innsbruck, Austria for further studies where he came out with (Ph.D). From the year 1981 – 1982 he was a Chaplain of Turiani Hospital and then a Parish Priest of Mandera Parish.
1981 – 1985 he was a Treasurer General of the Diocese of Morogoro. 1985 – 1987 he was a Chaplain of Bigwa Secondary Morogoro. 1988 – 1991 he was again in Ntungamo Major Seminary as a Rector. 1992 Father Anthony Banzi was apointed a Rector of Kibosho Major Seminary, Moshi, where he worked up to 1994 when he was appointed Bishop of Tanga.
Bishop’s House, Raskazone,
P.O. Box 1108, Tanga.
Phone: Residence: +255-027-26242417
From within Tanga: 2642417.
From within Tanga: 26424117;
From within Tanga: 2643548
The Right Rev. Bishop Telesphore Mkude, born on 30th November, 1945 at Pinde Village in Mgeta Parish, Diocese of Morogoro. Ordained Priest on July 16th, 1972. Consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Tanga on 26th April 1988 and appointed Bishop of Tanga on 28th January 1988. He was later named Bishop of Diocese of Morogoro on 19th April 1993 and installed on 13th June 1993.
Now, he is the bishop of Diocese of Morogoro.
The Most Rev. Bishop Maurus Komba was the first African Bishop in Tanga after Bishop Eugene C. Arthurs, I.C.
He was born in 1923 at Mitambotambo village in Mbinga District, Ruvuma Region. He got his primary education in Litembo Primary School and joined Peramiho and Kigonsera for secondary education. Later he joined Peramiho Senior Seminary for Philosophy and Theology. He was ordained priest in 15th of July, 1954.
As a Priest he worked as Parish Priest of Mbinga, Mkumbi and Mbangamao in the Diocese of Mbinga later as a Parish Priest of Peramiho and Songea in the Diocese of Songea.
He was appointed by Pope Paul VI as a Bishop of Tanga in March 1969 and consecrated Bishop of Tanga in 15th of March, 1970. He served the people of Tanga Diocese for 18 years. Because of his health which was no more good, in the year 1987, he retired and went back to his Diocese of Mbinga. He died in 15th of March, 1996 and was buried in the Church of St. Alois Gonzaga Parish, Mbinga.
The Most Rev. Bishop Eugene C. Arthurs, I.C.; was born at Keady, in the Archdiocese of Armagh, on April 8th, 1914; ordained at St. Michael’s, Co. Louth on March 20th, 1943; appointed Prefect Apostolic June 9th, 1950, consecrated Bishop of Tanga Diocese on August 28th, 1958 and enthroned on April 12th, 1959.
He served the Church at Tanga for 10 years. He retired because of heart disease.