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Moshi Diocese at P.O. Box 3011, Moshi, KL TZ - Home

 Karibu Jimbo Katoliki  Moshi - Welcome to the Catholic Diocese  of Moshi


“Diocese of Moshi is committed to build a united and responsible family of God by witnessing and proclaiming The Good News, through teaching and provision of socio-economic services with integrity, commitment and accountability.”


“The diocese of Moshi, guided by Gospel values envisages a united committed family of God with quality life, spiritually and socially”.

> Welcome greeting from Bishop Isaac Amani (Click here) <


Motto: Responsibility and Cooperation in Christ

               Kuwajibika na Kushirikiana Katika Kristo



Core values:

·         Integrity

·         Righteousness

·         Responsibility

·         Transparency

·         Cooperation

·         Accountability

·         Dignity of the person

·         Solidarity and Mutuality

·         Stewardship

·         Compassion and love

·         Commitment

St. Pamachius Secondary School for Children with Disabilities 
We invite you to be part of this great Mission of giving hope to the hopeless, and voice to the voiceless! Please, listen to your heart and respond (Click Here).

Rev. Fr. Patrick Asanterabi was apointed to head this project under Bishop Isaac Amani.



The Catholic Diocese of Moshi is situated in Kilimanjaro region, Northern Eastern Tanzania, in East Africa. It borders the Republic of Kenya to the North and Eastern part, Same Diocese to the south and the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha to the south west and extends in the Districts of Rombo, Moshi rural, Moshi Municipal, Hai and Siha.

The Diocese stretches along the slopes and low plains of volcanic mountain Kilimanjaro, covering an area of 5,029 sq Km (2, It is connected to the rest of the country and the world by roads, railway and Kilimanjaro international airport.

Catholic diocese of Moshi has the population of 1,334,177:
704,910 are Catholics, 305,803 Lutherans, 5,352 Anglicans, 7,682 Pentecostals, and 72,055 Muslims, and 10, 433 Pagans. It begun as part of the Vicariate of Zanzibar, this last vicariate was divided into two and made administration more effective. The Vicariate of Bagamoyo was formed covering the areas of Bagamoyo, Morogoro, Tanga, Kilimajaro, Arusha, Mbulu, and parts of Dodoma. The Vicariate of Bagamoyo was later subdivided to South and North. The Northern part comprised the present
Dioceses:  of Tanga, Same, Moshi, Arusha, Mbulu and part of Dodoma.  It was called the Apostolic Vicariate of Kilimanjaro


 The present Catholic Diocese of Moshi with its area  of  5,029 sq. km was  officially inaugurated  on March  25, 1953.  It was excised from the then  the Apostolic Vicariate of  Kilimanjaro  created on September 13, 1910.  At the time of its inauguration in 1953,  the Diocese comprised  the  present Catholic  Archdiocese of Arusha and  Same.   Mbulu was by then  a juridical Diocese.

Local  Ordinaries of the Diocese  as from  1953: 

Rt.  Rev.  Joseph Byrne   C.S.Sp                                 1953 –1959 

Rt.  Rev.  Joseph  P.  Kilasara  C.S.Sp.                       1960  -1966

Very  Rev. James  Mangan  C.S. Sp.                           1966  -1968

Rt.  Rev.   Joseph  Albert  Sipendi                                1968 - 1985

Rt.  Rev.  Amedeus  P. Msarikie                                   1986  -2008;                        Died as Bishop EmeritusFebruary 17, 2013.

Rt.  Rev.  Isaac  Amani                                 2008  - Present
[ For more historical  information click here]


The Five Years’ Strategic Plan of the Catholic Diocese of Moshi January 2010-December 2014 intends to deepen the faith, enhance the provision of social services, strengthen interventions of cross –cutting issues (gender, HIV/AIDS, and environment), promote partnership and networking among diocesan key stake holders and contribute to the reduction of income and food insecurity. Other areas of focus are to build effective and efficient management of institutions, units and programmes and strengthen the self reliance spirit and income generating projects.




1.    Quality Christian life of believers through proclaiming and teaching the Gospel.

2.    A healthy and educated community by providing accessible, affordable and quality social services.


3.    Improved economic status of the communities through supporting income generating, food security, environmental and empowerment of community on entrepreneurship skills

4.    Improved gender equality in the diocese by empowering the families

5.    Sustainable economic status of the diocese by strengthening and establishing income generating projects

6.    Effective and efficient governance of the diocese through putting in place system, procedures and capacity building

7.    Enhanced participation of community and diocesan leadership in the process of developing the government policies.

8.    Enhanced partnership and networking within diocesan departments, institutions, units, Religious congregations and other organizations, institutions outside the Church.

Please, click the link below to see the detailed 5 years Diocesan Strategic plan.

Barua ya Mhashamu Baba Askofu Isaac Amani. 




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