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Archdiocese of Mwanza

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The '''Holy Archdiocese of Mwanzaand Western Tanzania''' is a [[diocese]] under the [[jurisdiction]] of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa. Its territory includes the [[parish]]es and missions located in Tanzania, Africa
The Archdiocese of Mwanza was originally established as the '''Diocese of Bukoba ''' in Tanzania by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Alexandria in 19971992. With the elevation of its ruling bishop [[bishop]] Ieronymos (Muzeeyi) of Diocese of Bukoba Mwanza|Ieronymos (Muzeeyi)]] to [[metropolitan]]in 2007, the diocese was elevated to Archdiocese of Mwanzaarchdiocese and received its current name. The [[archdiocese]] functions as a mission to the indigenous peoples of Tanzania.
Since its establishment, the diocese has grown greatly. Through the first nine years the number of communities grew to over 160 with over 41,000 faithful. Over 40 permanent churches have been built, served by over 30 priests.
A supporting infrastructure has grown along with the number of Orthodox believers. St.Nicholas [[Seminary]] in Kasikizi is open, as well as two [[monastery|monasteries]], one for men and the other for women. Also, two secondary schools have been opened and a hospital with four clinics.
==Ruling bishops==
*[[Jonah (Lwanga) of Kampala|Jonah (Lwanga)]] Bishop of Bukoba 1992–1997*Porphyrios (Skikos) 1992-19971997–1999*[[Ieronymos (Muzeeyi) of Mwanza|Ieronymos (Muzeeyi)]] Vicar General of Bukoba 1997-1999*Ieronymos (Muzeeyi) Bishop of Bukoba 1999-2007*Ieronymos (Muzeeyi) Metropolitan of Mwanza 2007-Present1999–Present
==See also==
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