AFRICA/TANZANIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Mbulu

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of Mbulu, Tanzania, the Rev. Anthony Lagwen, of the clergy of the same diocese, currently bursar of the same ecclesiastical circumscription.
The Rev. Anthony Lagwen was born on 5 July 1967 in Tlawi, in the diocese of Mbulu. After primary studies in his native country and secondary school in the Sanu minor Seminary in Mbulu, he studied Philosophy in the Saint Anthony Seminary in Ntungamo, Bukoba, and Theology in the Saint Paul interdiocesan major Seminary in Kipalapala, Tabora. He was ordained on 18 October 1999 for the diocese of Mbulu.
Since priestly ordination he has held the following offices: from 1999 to 2000: parish vicar of Bashay; from 2000 to 2004: studies in Business Administration at the Saint Augustine Catholic University of Tanzania in Mwanza; from 2004 to 2009: bursar of the Diocese of Mbulu; from 2009 to 2011: studies at the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute in Arusha; since 2012: bursar of the Diocese of Mbulu. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 22/05/2018)