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Polycarp Cardinal Pengo, Tanzanian cardinal, archbishop.


Pengo, Polycarp Cardinal was born on August 5, 1944 in Mwazye, Tanzania.


Attended, Preparatory Seminary, Mwazye, Tanzania. Attended, Seminary, Karema. Attended, Seminary, Kipalapala.

Doctor in Moral Theology, Pontifical Lateran University.


Ordained priest Diocese of Sumbawanga, Tanzania, 1971, secretary to bishop, 1971—1973. Instructor in moral theological Major Seminary Kipalapala, 1977. Rector Major Seminary Segerea, 1978—1983.

Ordained bishop, 1984. Bishop Diocese of Nachingwea, 1984—1986, Diocese of Tunduru-Massasi, 1986—1990. Coadjutor archbishop Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, 1990—1992, archbishop, since 1992.

Elevated to cardinal, 1998. Cardinal-priest Nostra Signora de La Salette, since 1998. President Symposium of Bishops Conferences of Africa & Madagascar, since 2007.

Member Congregations for Evangelizations of Peoples & for Doctrine of the Faith, Pontifical Councils for Inter-religious Dialogue, for Culture & for the Family. Member Special Council for Africa General Synod of Bishops.