Ngonzi, 18 December, 2019 / 12:00 am (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis on Tuesday, December 17 appointed Bishop Georges Bizimana who has been the coadjutor of Burundi’s Bonanza Diocese as the new Bishop of Ngonzi Diocese, located in the central part of the landlocked nation that is the meeting point between the African Great Lakes region and East Africa.
Bishop Bizimana was born on March 12, 1965 in the Diocese of Ngozi. He was ordained a priest of the same diocese in August 1994. Pope Francis appointed him the coadjutor of Bubanza Diocese, northwestern Burundi in December 2013.
The Prelate holds a doctorate in Moral Theology from Alphonsian Academy in Rome.
Among the positions the Prelate has held include that of teaching at the Theological Jean Paul II Major Seminary of Gitega in the central part of the country as well as Rector of the same seminary.
The Diocese of Ngozi started as an Apostolic Vicariate in July 1949, before it was elevated to the rank of a diocese on November 10, 1959.