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Augustinian Appointed as Auxiliary Bishop in Tanzania

On July 7, 2021, Pope Francis announced the appointment of Rev. Msgr. Stephano Musomba, O.S.A. as one of the two Auxiliary Bishops of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. He is currently the Parish Priest of the Immaculate Conception Parish of Mavurunza in Dar-es-Salaam, assigning him the titular see of Perdices.

In a letter sent to all friars of the Order, the Prior General congratulates the appointment of Msgr. Mosumba, OSA who is originally from Malonji, Mbeya (Tanzania) – part of the Augustinian Vicariate of Tanzania under the Province of San Juan de Sahagún de España.

“In expressing our gratitude to God and the Holy Father, Pope Francis, we offer our brother best wishes for a fruitful journey in the Church in Tanzania, in the different realities that have been entrusted to his care as Father and Pastor” the official statement said.

Msgr. Stephano Musomba, O.S.A was born on 25 September 1969 in the village of Malonji, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mbeya. He studied philosophy (1995-1998) and theology (1999-2003) at the Jordan University College of Morogoro. From 2004 to 2008, he attended the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome where he obtained a licentiate in patrology.

He entered the Order of Saint Augustine and completed his novitiate in the San Agustín Convent in Manila, Philippines (1998-1999), and made his religious vows on 25 September 2002. He was ordained priest on 24 July 2003.

Mosumba held the following offices before his appointment; Parish Assistant at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Mavurunza, Dar-es-Salaam (2003-2004); formator at the House of Formation of the Order, Lecturer in the Faculty of Theology of the Jordan University in Morogoro (2008-2009) and from 2008, Secretary of the Tanzanian Delegation of the Order.

He was also the Parish Priest of Saint Augustine’s Parish in Ternboni, Dar-es-Salaam and lecturer at the Jordan University in Morogoro (2009-2014); Parish Assistant at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Dar-es-Salaam (2014-2016); formator at the House of Formation of the Order in Morogoro (2016-2018) and from 2018 to present, Parish Priest of the Immaculate Conception Parish of Mavurunza in Dar-es-Salaam and Prior of the Community of Saint Monica.

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