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The Right Rev. Tarcisius Ngalalekumtwa, Born in Banawanu, Tosamaganga Parish, Diocese of Iringa, on October 25th, 1948; ordained priest on April 7th, 1973. He was nominated Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Sumbawanga and consecrated Bishop in Rome by His Holiness Pope John Paul II on January 6th, 1989. He was nominated Bishop of Diocese of Iringa on 12th December, 1992, and installed on 10th January, 1993.

Residence: Bishop’s House, P.O. Box 133, Iringa.

          Phone: Office 026-2702772 / 2700635. Bishop 026-2702090.

          Fax: 026-2700650. E-mail:


   48   Diocesan Priests - Iringa

     3   Diocesan Priests - from Bologna, Italy

     3   Diocesan Priests - from Croatia

     2   Diocesan Priests - from Agrigento, Sicily

     1   Diocesan Priest - from Nicosia, Sicily

     2   Diocesan Priests - from Catania, Sicily

     1   Diocesan Priest - from Palermo, Sicily

   33   Consolata Fathers

     3   Consolata Brothers

 366   Missionary Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Indigenous)

  86    Diocesan Brothers Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, SCIM

  62    Camaldolese Nuns OSB

  17    Minime dell” Addolorata Sisters

  12    Collegine: Sisters of the Holy Family.

    3    Visitation Sisters.

  10    Salesian of Don Bosco (Fathers)

    2    Salesian of Don Bosco (Brothers)

    5    Sisters of St. Ann

    5    Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel

    4    Lay Missionary Sisters, A.L.M.

    3    Association of the Pope John XXIII Lay Missionaries

    2    Brothers of the Visitation Families

    2    Sisters of the Visitation families

    5    St. Charles Borromeo Sisters

    3    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Sisters

    1    OFM Rin. Priest

    1    OFM Rin Permanent Deacon

    1    OFM Rin Brother

874    Catechists

Diocesan Officials:  Same address as the Ordinary.

Phone: 026-2702772; 2700635; Fax: 026-2700650.

PARISHES          Population:  2,214,666  Catholics:  534.271

Chosi [1980], P.O Box 2, Chimala via Mbeya

St. Theresa Sisters.

Ifunda [1949], P.O. Box 24, Ifunda .

St. Theresa Sisters.

Ikwega [1932], P.O. Box 122, Ifunda.

St. Theresa Sisters.

Ilole  [1932], P.O. Box 250, Iringa.

St. Theresa Sisters.

Ilula [1939], P.O. Box 47, Mazombe, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

Domestic Science School.

Ipogolo [1996], P.O. Box 576, Iringa. Phone: 2725021.

Cagliero Girls’ Secondary School, P.O. Box 930, Iringa. Phone: 2725033.

St. Therese Sisters.

SCIM Brothers.

Comunita Christiani nel Mondo, P.O. Box 989, Iringa. Phone: 2725000,

Fax: 2725000.

Beltramino House, SCIM (Generalate), P.O.1543 Iringa,

Phone: 2725070; 2725196.

Iringa Consolata - Mshindo [1938], P.O. Box 167, Iringa.

Phone: 2702758:


Consolata Sisters. Phone: 2702362.

Don Bosco Youth Centre, P.O. Box 159, Iringa. Phone: 2702186; 2702988;

Fax: 2702989.

Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo. P.O.Box 963, Iringa. Phone: 2700084.

Consolata Sisters Postulancy. P.O. Box 485, Iringa. Phone: 2702187.

A.L.M. Lay Sisters.

Isimani [1966], P.O. BOX 514, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

A.L.M. Lay Sisters, Usolanga.

Itengule [1933], P.O. Box 1, Malangali.

St. Therese Sisters.

Kaning’ombe [1937], P.O. Box 546, Iringa.

Kibao [1965], P.O. Box 141, Mufindi

St. Charles Borromeo Sisters, P.O. Box 33, Mufindi.

Kihesa Sacred Heart Cathedral  [1963],

P.O. Box 510, Iringa, Phone: 2700490. 

Consolata Fathers, Regional House. P.O. Box 503, Iringa.

Phone: 2702184; Fax 2700312.


Faraja House, Mgongo, P.O. Box 1777, Iringa. Phone: 2720820.

Association of Pope John XXIII, P.O. Box 1835, Kihesa, Iringa.

Phone/Fax: 2720007; E-mail:

St. Therese Sisters, Generalate P.O. Box 618, Iringa. Phone: 2702642.

St. Therese Sisters, Bishop’s House, P.O. Box 133, Iringa.

Phone: 2702772.

St. Therese Sisters, Guest House, P.O. Box 618, Iringa.

Consolata Sisters, Regional House, P.O. Box 485, Iringa.

Phone/Fax: 2702673; E-mail:


Consolata Sisters, Allamano House (House for the aged Sisters);

P.O. Box 485, Iringa. Phone: 2700376.

Consolata Sisters, Irene House, P.O. Box 485, Iringa. Phone: 2702645

Sanaa House, P.O. Box 133, Iringa. Phone: 2702772.

Kilolo [1959,] P.O. Box 1300, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

Consolata Sisters.

SCIM Brothers Noviciate.

SCIM Brothers, Itanga.

OFM Rin, Pomerini.

Amani Centre, P.O. Box 304, Iringa.

Nyota ya Asubuhi Centre, P.O. Box 485.

Kitanewa [1960], P.O. BOX IDODI, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

Lyasa [1955], P.O. Box 13, Mafinga.

St. Therese Sisters.

Madege [1995], P.O. Box 616, Iringa

Consolata Sisters.

Madibila [1897], P.O. Box 3, Mafinga.

St. Therese Sisters.

Mafinga [1977], P.O. Box 21, Mafinga. Phone: 2772074; Fax: 2772734.


St. Therese Sisters.

St. Joseph’s House, CST, P.O. Box 183, Mafinga. Phone: 2772129.

Camaldolese Nuns. P.O. Box 30, Mafinga. Phone: 2772584; Fax: 2772146.

Camaldolese Nuns Noviciate, P.O. Box 30, Mafinga.

Visitation Sisters, P.O.Box 19, Mafinga. Phone: 2772010.

Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. P.O. Box 220, Mafinga. Phone: 2772104.

Mafinga Junior Seminary (interdiocesan), P.O. Box 19, Mafinga.

Phone: 2772010.


Consolata Junior Seminary, P.O. Box 297, Mafinga. Phone: 2772785.

Makalala C.T.C.; P.O. Box 57, Mafinga. Phone: 2772105.

Migoli [1995], P.O. Box 1579, Iringa.

Collegine Sisters of the Holy Family.

Health Centre, P.O. Box 1903, Iringa.

Mudabulo [1933], P.O. Box 42, Mafinga, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

Mgololo [1968], P.O. Box 17, Mgololo and 1185, Makambako.

St. Therese Sisters.

Mtandika [1994], P.O. Box 1646, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

SCIM Brothers.

Ng’ingula [1964], P.O. Box 352, Iringa.

Nyabula [1932],  P.O. Box 170, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

Nyakipambo [1954], P.O. Box 1042, Makambako.

St. Therese Sisters.

Nyololo [1999], P.O. Box 133, Iringa.

Pawaga - Itununtu [1939], P.O. Box 1059, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

Sadani [1939], P.O. Box 4, Mafinga.

St. Therese Sisters.

Tosamaganga [1896], P.O. Box 25, Tosamaganga, Iringa.

St. Joseph Cafasso  Preparatory Seminary,

P.O. Box 10, Tosamaganga, Iringa. Phone: 2701212.

St. Therese Sisters Convent (Mother House and Postulancy), P.O. Box 24, Tosamaganga. Phone: 2701979.

Delfina House (House for the aged) P.O. Box 24, Tosamaganga.

Consolata House (St. Therese Sisters Aspirants’ Formation House).

Servants  of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Brothers SCIM),

P.O. Box 22, Tosamaganga.


SCIM Brothers Formation House (Aspirants), P.O. Box 22, Tosamaganga.

Carpentry School, P.O. Box 22, Tosamaganga.

Tosamaganga Orphanage, P.O. Box 12, Tosamaganga. Phone: 2701822.

Tosamaganga Hospital, P.O. Box 11, Tosamaganga.

Tosamaganga Nurses and Midwives Training School, P.O. Box 50,


Lyalamo Primary School, P.O. Box 37, Tosamaganga Phone: 2702887.

Tosamaganga Boys’ Home, P.O. Box 11, Tosamaganga. Phone: 2701858.

Tosamaganga Diocesan Centre, P.O. Box 133, Iringa.

Ujewa [1933], P.O. Box 50, Rujewa, Mbeya.

Phone: 0252590093; Fax: 2590174.

St. Therese Sisters.

Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel. P.O. Box 82, Rujewa. Mbeya.

Phone: 2590092.

Sisters of St. Ann, P.O. Box 82, Rujewa, Mbeya.

Montfort Agricultural Secondary School, P.O. Box 82, Rujewa, Mbeya.

Phone: 2590092.

Ulete [1948], P.O. Box 42, Ifunda, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters.

St. Therese Sisters Noviciate, P.O. Box 5, Ifunda, Iringa.

St. Therese Sisters Pre-formation House (candidates).

Usokami [1956], P.O. Box 796, Iringa.

Minime dell’Addolorata Sisters.

Health Center.

Brothers and Sisters of the Visitation Families,  (Mapanda).

Wasa [1929], P.O. 16, Iringa.

St. Theresa Sisters.

Wasa Domestic Science School.