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Tanzania bishops welcome archbishop-elect Chimeledya

Tanzania bishops welcome archbishop-elect Chimeledya


Bishops from the Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT) have welcomed and expressed their support for new Archbishop, Bishop of Mpwapwa Diocese Jacob Chimeledya.

Provincial Secretary of ACT, the Revd Canon Dr Dickson Chilongani reports: “After the election, all the 25 bishops present (except two who are studying in South Africa) expressed their support for Bishop Chimeledya’s election by signing a legal document to endorse the results.”

The Provincial Secretary said: “Bishop Chimeledya is committed to biblical faithfulness, to the Anglican Communion and looks forward to his first Primates’ meeting.”

Bishop Chimeledya was born on 28th August, 1957 in Zoisa, Kongwa. He studied Health Administration at Mzumbe Institute of Development Management, now Mzumbe University, in 1992. He was made Deacon in 1996, and was ordained Priest in 1997. Bishop Chimeledya received his theological education at St Paul’s Theological College, Limuru, Kenya between 1993 and 1996 and was awarded a degree in Theology. From 2001 to 2003 he went to the Virginia Theological Seminary in the USA where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Theology.

See our earlier post on the election of Chimeledya.


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Bill Dilworth

Various rightwing “Anglican” websites have reported accusations of vote-buying and fraud. It will be interesting to see how they spin the Archbishop-elect’s endorsement by the Tanzanian bishops.

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