Cyangugu, 08 February, 2021 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Edouard Sinayobye who has been serving as Rector of the preparatory Seminary of Nyumba in Rwanda’s Butare Diocese as the Bishop of Cyangugu Diocese in the country located in the Great Rift Valley.
The appointment of Msgr. Sinayobye was announced Saturday, February 6 and published by the Holy See Press Office.
The Rwandan Diocese of Cyangugu became vacant in March 2018 when the then Bishop Jean Damascène Bimenyimana succumbed to cancer at the age of 64. Bishop Bimenyimana had been at the helm of the Diocese for 21 years.
Born in April 1966, the Bishop-elect was ordained a Priest of the Diocese of Butare in August 2000.
The holder of a Doctorate in Spiritual Theology has served in various positions including Parish Vicar of Our Lady of Wisdom Cathedral of Butare Diocese, Director of the Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission, member of the Diocesan Finance Commission, Director of Caritas Butare, and Diocesan Bursar.