Bishop Michael Msonganzila was born on 17th July 1956 at Ukiliguru, Bukumbi Mwanza. He was ordained Priest of the Diocese (now Archdiocese) of Mwanza on the 02nd December 1984. He was nominated Bishop of Musoma on 10th November 2007. Prior to his nomination, he served on a number of Pastoral roles within and outside the Archdiocese of Mwanza. These include: Assistant Parish Priest of Itira (January 1985 to April 1985), formator at Nyegezi Seminary (May 1985 to November 1989) and Assistant Parish Priest of Murutunguru (December 1989 to May 1990). From 1990 to 1994 he obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. Other Pastoral roles that he served on different periods include Vocations Director, Judicial Vicar, Vicar General, Formator at Peramiho Seminary, SAUT corporate Counsel, Parish Priest of Malya and National PMS Director. On 20th January 2008 he was consecrated and installed Bishop of Musoma
Bishop Michael Msonganzila invites everyone across the diocese to join together in Praying for his Sainthood to be.