(born August 5, 1944) in the parish of Mwazye, Diocese of Sumbawanga in Tanzania, is the Archbishop
Early life and ordination
Ordained a priest in 1971, he studied Moral Theology in Rome at the Pontifical Lateran University, obtaining a doctorate in 1977. He taught Moral theology in Kipalapala Theological Seminary for a short time, and then became the first Rector of Segerea Theological Seminary up to 1983.
He was made Bishop
in 1983, and of Tunduru-Masasi
in 1986, assuming the post the following year.
In 1990 he was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Dar es Salaam, and in 1992
he became Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam
, following the resignation of Cardinal Laurean Rugambwa
Cardinal Pengo was proclaimed a Cardinal
by Pope John Paul II
in the consistory
of February 21, 1998. Pengo was one of the cardinal electors
who participated in the 2005 papal conclave
that elected Pope Benedict XVI
He has the following Curia
Memberships Evangelization of the Peoples, Doctrine of Faith
, Culture (councils)Special Council for Africa of the General of the Synod of Bishops
In 2000, Cardinal Pengo hit out at homosexuality, saying it was one of the most heinous sins on earth.
Clashes in Tanzania
In 2004, he lashed out at the perpetrators of clashes claiming to pursue a religious cause.
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