Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Gitega

Burundi Burundi

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Gitega / Kitegaën(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Muyinga, Ngozi, Rutana, Ruyigi

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2022.02.19 – ...):Archbishop Bonaventure Nahimana (64)Archbishop Bonaventure Nahimana (64)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burundi

Apostolic Administrator of Rutana (Burundi)

Second Vice-President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Gitega (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Bonaventure Nahimana (64)Archbishop Bonaventure Nahimana (64)
(2022.02.19 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi)
President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burundi
Apostolic Administrator of Rutana (Burundi)
Second Vice-President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa

Priez pour nous

Born:1959.06.03 (Gisebuzi, Burundi)
Ordained Priest:1986.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:2009.03.28

Priest of Gitega (Burundi) (1986.08.10 – 2009.01.17)

Bishop of Rutana (Burundi) (2009.01.17 – 2022.02.19)

Second Vice-President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (2019.06.26 – ...)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burundi (2019.12.06 – 2022.12.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi) (2022.02.19 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Rutana (Burundi) (2022.02.19 – ...)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burundi (2022.12.15 – ...)

Archbishop Simon Ntamwana (77)Archbishop Simon Ntamwana (77)
(1997.01.24 – 2022.02.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Gitega (Burundi)

Charité et patience

Born:1946.06.03 (Mukenke, Burundi)
Ordained Priest:1974.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:1989.02.05

Bishop of Bujumbura (Burundi) (1988.11.14 – 1997.01.24)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burundi (1997 – 2004)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi) (1997.01.24 – 2022.02.19)

Apostolic Administrator of Bururi (Burundi) (2005.11.21 – 2007.06.25)

President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (2007.07 – 2013.07.04)

Archbishop Joachim Ruhuna
(1982.11.06 – 1996.09.09)

Born:1933.10.27 (Burundi)
Ordained Priest:1962.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1973.07.25
Died:1996.09.09 († 62)

Bishop of Ruyigi (Burundi) (1973.04.13 – 1980.03.28)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Burundi (1980 – 1986)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi) (1980.03.28 – 1982.11.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi) (1982.11.06 – 1996.09.09)

Archbishop André Makarakiza, M. Afr.
(1968.09.05 – 1982.11.06)

Born:1919 (Burundi)
Ordained Priest:1951.08.16
Consecrated Bishop:1961.12.08
Died:2004.04.17 († 84)

Bishop of Ngozi (Burundi) (1961.08.21 – 1968.09.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi) (1968.09.05 – 1982.11.06)

Archbishop Antoine Grauls, M. Afr.
(1959.11.10 – 1967.10.16)

Born:1899.02.01
Ordained Priest:1923.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1937.04.05
Died:1986.07.26 († 87)

Vicar Apostolic of Urundi (Burundi) (1936.12.23 – 1949.07.14)

Titular Bishop of Mades (1936.12.23 – 1959.11.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Kitega (Burundi) (1949.07.14 – 1959.11.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gitega (Burundi) (1959.11.10 – 1967.10.16)

Titular Archbishop of Giru Marcelli (1967.10.16 – 1986.07.26)

Vicars Apostolic of Kitega (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antoine Grauls, M. Afr. (later Archbishop)
(1949.07.14 – 1959.11.10)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Urundi (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antoine Grauls, M. Afr. (later Archbishop)
(1936.12.23 – 1949.07.14)

(see above)

Bishop Julien-Louis-Edouard-Marie Gorju, M. Afr.
(1922.04.26 – 1936.05.29)

Born:1868.12.31 (France)
Ordained Priest:1892.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1922.08.15
Died:1942.01.14 († 73)

Vicar Apostolic of Urundi (Burundi) (1922.04.26 – 1936.05.29)

Titular Bishop of Musti (1922.04.26 – 1942.01.14)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Bururi (↙), Bujumbura (←), Ngozi (↑), Muyinga (↗), Ruyigi (→), Rutana (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 3,879 km²

Population: 1,414,071 Catholics (81.9% of 1,726,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 53 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 195 priests (165 diocesan, 30 religious), 841 religious (183 brothers, 658 sisters), 91 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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