Sunday, June 5, 2011

The New Bishop of Mbinga Diocese Visits Hanga Abbey

In March 2011, the diocese of Mbinga in Southern Tanzania had a news of the election of a new bishop, Fr. John Ndimbo as a new bishop of the diocese taking over after the resignation of bishop Emmanuel Mapunda. Fr. John Ndimbo was ordained a bishop for the diocese on June 5, 2011. Three days before his ordination he visited Hanga Abbey to greet the monks. Bishop Ndimbo has a history of having gone to Hanga seminary for his elementary school education back in 1975-77. He attended secondary school at Likonde seminary in Mbginga and Theology school at Peramiho Major seminary. After his ordination in 1989 Bishop John was sent to the Phillipines where he earned degree in Mathematics. Upon his return to his diocese he was named the Rector of Likonde seminary where he served until 2009 when he was named to be Education Secretary of Tanzania Episcopal Conference.
We wish bishop John Ndimbo many blessings and success in his pastoral ministry for the diocese of Mbinga and the world over.

In this photo above: from left - Frater Lucius Matembo, OSB, ( a schoolmate of bishop Ndimbo at Hanga seminary in the 1970's) bishop Ndimbo, and Prior Frater Odo Nanyanje, OSB.

In the pictures below bishop Ndimbo with monks at Hanga Abbey, also cutting a special cake that was made for his honor.

Bishop John Ndimbo in his attire as bishop and his court of arms.

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