Our History – Leadership
Bishops of Moshi Diocese, Tanzania
The history of starting and forming the Congregation was done step by step from one leader to another. Each one was guided by the Holy Spirit. The Rt. Rev. Henry Gorgarty C.S.Sp. founded the Congregation. He was succeeded by the following bishops: Rt. Rev. Joseph Byrne C.S.Sp, Rt. Rev. Joseph Kilasara C.S.Sp., Rt. Rev. Joseph Sipendi, Rt. Rev. Amedeus Msarikie and currently by Rt. Rev. Izaac Amani.
Bishop Henry Aloysius Gogarty
November 28, 1923 - December 8, 1931
Bishop Joseph James Byrne
November 29, 1932 - May 15, 1959
Bishop Joseph Kilasara
January 12, 1960 - November 3, 1966
Bishop Joseph Sipendi
January 11, 1968 - April 29, 1985
Bishop Amedeus Msarikie
March 21, 1986 - November 21, 2007
Bishop Isaac Amani Massawe
November 21, 2007 - December 27, 2017
Bishop Ludovic Joseph Minde
Appointed December 2, 2019
Installed March 19, 2020
The formation of the Congregation was carried out by different sisters, starting with Mother Felicitas Tirpitz C.P.S., the first Superior and Formator for 42 years. She handed over the leadership to indigenous sisters in 1973.
The first Superior General was Mother Cecilia Mbuya CDNK (1973-1988), followed by Mother Agreda Mosha CDNK (1988-2001), who was then followed by Mother Phina Mushi (2001- 2013), who handed over leadership to the current Superior Generial, Mother Theresia Buretta, in 2013.
Superior Generals of CDNK
The Congregation's Supreme Council, 2013-2019
The Congregation's Supreme Council, 2019-present