TANZANIA: Pope Appoints Fr Anthony Lagwen as Bishop of Mbulu

MBULU, May 25 2018, (CISA) – Pope Francis on May 22 appointed Rev. Anthony Lagwen as the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mbulu.

The post was left vacant in 2014 when his predecessor, Beatus Kinyaiya who was appointed Archbishop of Dodoma.

The Rev. Anthony Lagwen was born on 5 July 1967 in Tlawi, in the Diocese of Mbulu. After primary studies and secondary in Sanu minor Seminary Mbulu, he moved to study Philosophy at the Saint Paul Anthony Seminary Ntungamo, Bukoba, and later Theology at the Saint Paul inter-diocesan major Seminary in Kipalapala, Tabora.

He was ordained priest on the 18 October 1999.

He has served in the following offices: parish vicar of Bashay: from 1999 to 2000; studies in Business Administration at the Saint Augustine Catholic University of Tanzania in Mwanza: from 2000 to 2004; bursar of the diocese of Mbulu: from 2004 to 2009; studies at the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute in Arusha: from 2009 to 2011; then again since 2012 as the bursar of the diocese of Mbulu.