Adapted from a report by Bellah Zulu, ACNS

The Church of the Province of Tanzania has asked for prayer as it prepares to elect an archbishop Feb. 21.

The Most Rev. Valentino Mokiwa has served his first five-year term as archbishop and primate of the province and is eligible for re-election. He was elected in February 2008 during a special session of the Provinces’ General Synod at Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma.

Archbishop Mokiwa succeeded the Most Rev. Donald Mtetemela, who served two five-year terms.

“According to our constitution, any bishop can be elected,” said the Rev. Canon Dickson Chilongani, provincial secretary.