Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rwanda: Anglicans Get New Archbishop

Eugene Mutara
21 September 2010

Kigali — THE House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in Rwanda has elected the Bishop of Byumba Diocese, Onesphore Rwaje, as the replacement of the Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, who retires in January next year.

Archbishop-elect Rwaje will also relocate to Kigali where he will head a newly established Gasabo Diocese.

He was elected by 10 bishops during a retreat last weekend which was chaired by the Archbishop of Burundi, Bernard Ntahoturi. Also present was Bishop Charles H. Murphy from USA who oversees Rwandan Anglican missionary outreach in America.

Kolini, who will, on December 12, 2010, hand over the leadership of Kigali Diocese to Bishop Louis Muvunyi, has served as the Archbishop of Rwanda for the past 12 years. the rest image


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