Key words: Canonization, catholic, church, Nyerere, religion, socialism, saint, values. INTRODUCTION AND ARGUMENT Julius Kambarage Nyerere was the president of the United Republic of Tanzania between April 1964 and October 1985, when he retired out of his own free will but continued to influence the Tanzania political scene until his death on October 14th 1999 in a London hospital of leukaemia.
Julius Nyerere was born on the 13th of April 1922 in Butiama village, next to Lake Victoria, in Tanganyika (name given to the British colony in Tanzania’s territory from 1919 until 1961). He was the son of Chief Nyerere Burito and his 22nd wife, Christina. Julius studied in missionary schools in Tabora and later on went to Makerere University College, Uganda, to study education. He got his.