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Bishop Anthony M. Banzi, 1994 - 2020



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 Anthony Banzi faithfully served as the bishop of Tanga for 26 years since he was consecrated and installed as the Bishop of Tanga on September 15th, 1994.

Bishop Anthony Banzi died on December 19, 2020 at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

Bishop Anthony Banzi was burried in the Cathedral of St. Anthony of Padua in the city of Tanga on Tuesday December 29, 2020.

Bishop’s House, Raskazone,
P.O. Box 1108, Tanga.
Phone: Residence: +255-027-26242417
From within Tanga: 2642417.
Office: +255-27-26242834.
From within Tanga: 26424117;
Fax: +255-27-26243548.
From within Tanga: 2643548
Bishop's House - Raskazoni