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Diocese of

Butare

Rwanda Rwanda

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Area: 1,958 km²

Population: 676,300 Catholics (54.5% of 1,241,000 total) (2020)

Statistics: 26 parishes, 136 priests (89 diocesan, 47 religious), 644 lay religious (151 brothers, 493 sisters), 50 seminarians (2020)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kigali

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (1997.01.02 – ...):Bishop Philippe Rukamba (73)Bishop Philippe Rukamba (73)

President of Episcopal Conference of Rwanda

Ordinaries

Bishops of Butare (Roman Rite)

Bishop Philippe Rukamba (73)Bishop Philippe Rukamba (73)Permalink
(1997.01.02 – ...)

Bishop of Butare (Rwanda)
President of Episcopal Conference of Rwanda

Considerate Jesum

Born:1948.05.26 (Rwanda)
Ordained Priest:1974.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1997.04.12

Bishop of Butare (Rwanda) (1997.01.02 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Gikongoro (Rwanda) (2012.05.28 – 2014.11.26)

President of Episcopal Conference of Rwanda (2015.12 – ...)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste GahamanyiPermalink
(1963.11.12 – 1997.01.02)

In caritate et pace

Born:1920 (Rwanda)
Ordained Priest:1951.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1962.01.06
Died:1999.06.19 († 79)

Bishop of Astrida (Rwanda) (1961.09.11 – 1963.11.12)

Bishop of Butare (Rwanda) (1963.11.12 – 1997.01.02)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Gikongoro (Rwanda) (1994.11.11 – 1995?)

Bishops of Astrida (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste GahamanyiPermalink
(1961.09.11 – 1963.11.12)

(see above)


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