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PARISHES AND SHORT HISTORY OF PARISHES OF

THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ZANZIBAR

  1. ST. JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL PARISH - UNGUJA: Founded in 1860’s. The Parish has seven Mission stations; namely – (a) St. Joseph, Minara Miwili, (b) St. Mark Legeza Mwendo, (c) Sacred Heart of Jesus Kiyanga, (d) Sts. Peter and Paul Chunga, (e) St. John the Evangelist Jumbi, (f) St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Mtoni and (g) St. Monica Mbuzini. The Parish has 2,471 baptized Catholics.
  2. ST FRANCIS XAVIER’S PARISH-CHAKE CHAKE PEMBA: Founded in 1898. The Parish has four Mission Stations,namely (a) St. Francis Xavier Chake, (b) St. Boniface Vitongoji, (c) St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Mkoani and (d) Makaani. The Parish has 165 baptized Catholics.
  3. IMMACULATE OF HEART OF MARY PARISH – WETE PEMBA: Founded in 1947.The Parish has three Mission stations, namely (a) Wete Kizimbani, (b) St. Patrick Makangale and (c) Shumba. The Parish has 100 baptized Catholics.
  4. OUR LADY OF ROSARY PARISH, KITOPE: Founded in 1984. The Parish has six Mission Stations,namely Kitope, (b) St. Martin of Tours Mwakaje, (c) St. Patrick Bumbwi Sudi, (d) St. Luke Kichwele, (e) Mahonda and (f) Boma. The Parish has 1,386 Baptized Catholics.
  5. ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA PARISH, MACHUI. Founded in 1991. The Parish has three Mission Stations, namely, (a) St. Anthony, (b) Dunga and (c) Mchangani.The Parish has 1,262 baptized Catholics.
  6. ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL PARISH, MPENDAE: Founded in 1994. The Parish has six Mission Stations, namely (a) St. Michael Mpendae, (b) St. Vincent de Paul Kisauni, (c) Sts Thadeus and Simon Tomendo, (d) St. John the Evangelist Chukwani, (e) Kombeni, and (f) Shakani. The Parish has 2,820 baptized Catholics.
  7. ST. AUGUSTINE’S PARISH, KIBOJE: Founded in 2000.The Parish has three Mission Stations, namely (a) St. Augustine Kiboje, (b) Kizimbani and (c) Ghana. The Parish has 1,386 baptized Catholics.
  8. HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, CHEJU: Founded in 2008. The Parish has three Mission Stations, namely (a) Holy Spirit Cheju, (b) St. Luke Tunguu and (c) Mary Help of Christians Bungi. The Parish has 562 baptized Catholics.

The number of baptized Catholics of each Parish, is according to last year’s statistics by December 31st , sent to Rome.

The Catholic Diocese of Zanzibar comprises of the Islands of Unguja and Pemba and many other small Islets. It has an area of 2,352 square kilometers, with a total population of 1,420,000, based on 2012 National Census. The number of baptized Catholics is 10,152. Other Christian denominations are 4,000. Non Christian Religions is 1,406,478. Total non Catholics are 1,410,478.

             Compiled and written on 25th November 2015.

 

 

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