Josaphat Louis Lebulu

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Josaphat Louis Lebulu (born June 13, 1942 in ) is a Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Arusha in Tanzania.

Josaphat Lebulu
Archbishop emeritus of Arusha
DioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha
Appointed28 November 1998
Installed28 November 1998
Term ended27 December 2017
PredecessorFortunatus M. Lukanima
SuccessorIsaac Amani Massawe
Ordination11 Dec 1968
Consecration24 May 1979
by Laurean Cardinal Rugambwa
Personal details
Birth nameJosaphat Louis Lebulu
Born (1942-06-13) 13 June 1942 (age 79)
, Tanzania
DenominationRoman Catholic
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He was ordained priest by Bishop on 11 Dec 1968 in Catholic Diocese of Same. He was appointed Bishop of Same by Pope John Paul II on 12 Feb 1979, and received his episcopal consecration from Archbishop Laurean Rugambwa on 24 May 1979.

On 28 Nov 1998 Bishop Lebulu was appointed Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Arusha by Pope John Paul II and later on 16 March 1999 he was appointed the archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha until his retirement on 27 December 2017.[1]

He served as president of the Council of Catholic Bishops in Tanzania (Tanzania Episcopal Conference TEC)(1988-1994). He also served as President of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (1997 – 2008)


  1. ^ "Archbishop Josaphat Louis Lebulu [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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