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Tabora Archdiocese in Tanzania: Dynamic Growth at the Peripheries of the Church

Tanzania in East Africa is famous for Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and also for the Serengeti plains, with the largest concentration of wildlife on earth. But did you know that Tanzania is also one of the places on earth where the Catholic Church is growing most rapidly?

Tabora is a very historic Archdiocese that originally covered most of the western half of Tanzania, from Lake Victoria all the way to Congo. Over the last century, as the Church has grown, Tabora has given birth to many new dioceses, but it remains the largest diocese in Tanzania in land area.

Tabora is actually a Muslim-majority region, with Catholics as the second largest religious group.  The Catholic Church has a very visible presence and works closely with the regional government for the benefit of local citizens. Our Mission is to preach the Good News to all people in word and deed.  Here are some of our greatest needs and opportunities:

In 2023, Pope Francis recognized the importance of Tabora by raising our new Archbishop, Protase Rugambwa, to the College of Cardinals. This is part of Pope Francis’ commitment to making sure that voices are being heard ‘from the peripheries’, where the Church is growing fastest. We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with the Christian people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to help build the Kingdom of God on earth.

You can support the Archdiocese of Tabora #2118 through your prayers and monetary donation by making a check payable to THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 3424 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Fl., Los Angeles CA 90010, memo #2118. You may also donate online by clicking the donate button. When making an online donation, reference #2118 in the Memo box. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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