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Karibu Jimbo Katoliki Moshi - Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Moshi
Motto: Responsibility and Cooperation in Christ
Kuwajibika na Kushirikiana Katika Kristo
“The diocese of Moshi guided by Gospel values envisages a united committed family of God with quality life, spiritually and socially”.
“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.”
· Dignity of the person
· Solidarity and Mutuality
· Compassion and love
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 (2,050sq.km). 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 CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF MOSHI
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.
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.
THE FIVE YEARS STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS:
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.
Moshi Diocese Seminary Foundation
Learn more about our work to support the seminarians of Moshi Diocese.