The Church of the Province of Tanzania has elected the Rt. Rev. Jacob Chimeledya, Bishop of Mpwapwa, as its new archbishop and primate. The province convened an extraordinary session of its General Synod Feb. 21 to take the vote.
Bishop Chimeledya takes over from the Most Rev. Valentino Mokiwa, who has been archbishop since February 2008. Mokiwa’s bid for re-election failed after three ballots. The new archbishop will be installed in May at the Anglican Cathedral in Tanzania’s capital city, Dodoma.
Image: Bishop Jacob Chimeledya presides at a service of consecration for a chapel at St. Luke’s Hospital, May 2008.