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The Holy Archdiocese of Mwanza and Western Tanzania is a diocese under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Its territory includes the parishes 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 1992. With the elevation of its ruling bishop Ieronymos (Muzeeyi) to metropolitan in 2007, the diocese was elevated to archdiocese 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 monasteries, one for men and the other for women. Also, two secondary schools have been opened and a hospital with four clinics.