AFRICA/RWANDA - Appointment of the Rector of the "St. Charles" Major Seminary in Butare

Monday, 14 April 2014

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On June 21, 2013 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Bishop Diedonné Rwakabayiza of the clergy of the Diocese of Cyangugu as Rector of the "St. Charles" National Major Seminary in Nyakibanda, in the diocese of Butare (Rwanda).
The new Rector was born in Mibirizi (Rwnada) on June 3, 1966 and was ordained a priest on 24 April 1995. He carried out his formation at the "Saint Pie X" Minor Seminary in Nyundo, the Major seminary in Kabgayi, the Major Seminary in Nyakibanda and the Pontifical Urbaniana University, where he obtained his BA in Theology and a licentiate in canon law. After ordination, except for his period of study in Rome, he was: Pastor, Rector of the Minor Seminary of Cyangugu, Vicar General of the Diocese of Cyangugu, Head of Catholic teaching, Coordinator of the diocesan pastoral activities, a member of the College of Consultors and of the interdiocesan ecclesiastical Court. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 14/04/2014)