Diocese of

Kibungo

Rwanda Rwanda

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kibungo / Kibungen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kigali

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.02.20 – ...):Bishop Jean-Marie Vianney Twagirayezu (63)Bishop Jean-Marie Vianney Twagirayezu (63)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kibungo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Marie Vianney Twagirayezu (63)Bishop Jean-Marie Vianney Twagirayezu (63)
(2023.02.20 – ...)

Bishop of Kibungo (Rwanda)

Audite Jesum

Born:1960.07.21 (Nyundo, Rwanda)
Ordained Priest:1995.10.08
Consecrated Bishop:2023.04.01

Priest of Nyundo (Rwanda) (1995.10.08 – 2023.02.20)

Bishop of Kibungo (Rwanda) (2023.02.20 – ...)

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda (65)Cardinal Antoine Kambanda (65)
(Apostolic Administrator 2019.01.27 – 2023.02.20)

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda (65)Bishop Antoine Kambanda (65) (later Cardinal)
(2013.05.07 – 2018.11.19)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sisto
Metropolitan Archbishop of Kigali (Rwanda)
President of Episcopal Conference of Rwanda

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1958.11.10 (Kigali, Rwanda)
Ordained Priest:1990.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:2013.07.20
Created Cardinal:2020.11.28

Priest of Kabgayi (Rwanda) (1990.09.08 – 2013.05.07)

Bishop of Kibungo (Rwanda) (2013.05.07 – 2018.11.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kigali (Rwanda) (2018.11.19 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Kibungo (Rwanda) (2019.01.27 – 2023.02.20)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sisto (2020.11.28 [2022.06.26] – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Rwanda (2022.12.02 – ...)

Archbishop Thaddée Ntihinyurwa (81)Archbishop Thaddée Ntihinyurwa (81)
(Apostolic Administrator 2010 – 2013)

Bishop Kizito Bahujimihigo (69)Bishop Kizito Bahujimihigo (69)
(2007.08.28 – 2010.01.29)

Bishop emeritus of Kibungo (Rwanda)
former Apostolic Administrator of Ruhengeri (Rwanda)

Ut cognoscant te

Born:1954.12.05 (Rwamagana, Rwanda)
Ordained Priest:1980.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1998.06.27

Bishop of Ruhengeri (Rwanda) (1997.11.21 – 2007.08.28)

Bishop of Kibungo (Rwanda) (2007.08.28 – 2010.01.29)

Apostolic Administrator of Ruhengeri (Rwanda) (2007.08.28 – 2010.01.29)

Bishop Frédéric Rubwejanga (92)Bishop Frédéric Rubwejanga (92)
(1992.03.30 – 2007.08.28)

Bishop emeritus of Kibungo (Rwanda)

Faciam voluntatem tuam

Born:1931 (Nyabinyenga, Rwanda)
Ordained Priest:1959.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1992.07.05

Bishop of Kibungo (Rwanda) (1992.03.30 – 2007.08.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Byumba (Rwanda) (1994.11.11 – 1996.03.13)

President of Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (2001 – 2002)

Bishop Joseph Sibomana
(1968.09.05 – 1992.03.30)

Cui credidi

Born:1915.04.25 (Rwanda)
Ordained Priest:1940.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1961.12.03
Died:1999.11.09 († 84)

Bishop of Ruhengeri (Rwanda) (1961.08.21 – 1968.09.05)

Bishop of Kibungo (Rwanda) (1968.09.05 – 1992.03.30)

Special Churches

Kigali (←), Byumba (↖), Kayanga (↗), Muyinga (↓), Rulenge–Ngara (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 2,670 km²

Population: 364,620 Catholics (34.3% of 1,061,594 total)

Pastoral Centres: 22 parishes

Personnel: 71 priests (diocesan), 209 religious (24 brothers, 185 sisters), 38 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.04.14

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