ELCT Press Release
Date: August 21, 2014
Press release No. 001/08/2014

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Retired Bishop Mukuta is no more

Retired Bishop Paulo R. Mukuta of Karagwe Diocese passed on 19 August 2014 at the KCMC hospital in Moshi where he was hospitalized suffering from stroke.

A brief statement issued by the Secretary General of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) said the late Bishop Mukuta (78) was born on 17 November 1936 at Rwabwere village in Karagwe, Kagera Region and consecrated to become the first Bishop of Kagera Diocese on January 1979 at Kukajange Parish.

He studied at Makumira Lutheran Theological College (now Tumaini University Makumira) for a Certificate in Theology 1961 – 1965 and was ordained to become a pastor on 9 January 1965 at Kashura Lutheran Parish. He joined Luther Northwestern Seminary in the United States for Bachelor of Divinity (BD) degree (1971 -1974) and obtained Master in Theology (MTh.) degree in 1974 at the same university.

The late Mukuta who served as pastor in various parishes in the ELCT North-Western and Karagwe Dioceses was married to Agnes Kokuhilwa Mulokozi in 1963 and together they were blessed with eight children (four boys and four girls).

Elizabeth Lobulu
Communication Coordinator,
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
Box 3033, ARUSHA, Tanzania.
Phone: +255-27-250-8856/7
FAX: +255-27-254-8858
E-mail: Elizabeth Lobulu <ELobulu@elct.or.tz>

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For more information contact:

Elizabeth Lobulu
Communication Desk Officer, ELCT
E-mail: ELobulu@elct.or.tz