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Latest stories: Archdiocese of Kigali

Some youths working in one of the farms belonging to the students at the Don Bosco Gatenga Center in the country’s Archdiocese of Kigali. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Facilitating Access to Nutritional Support at Catholic Youth Center in Rwanda

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda are facilitating access to nutritional support for youth and students at the Don Bosco Gatenga Center in the country’s Archdiocese of Kigali.

Antoine Cardinal Kambanda during an interview with EWTN News on 28 November 2020. Credit: EWTN News

Rwanda’s Cardinal Says Eucharist Key to Unity, Reconciliation amid History of Genocide

As the Church in Rwanda celebrates the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, Antoine Cardinal Kambanda has underscored the value of the Eucharist in the landlocked Great Rift Valley East African nation, saying it is key to unity and reconciliation as Rwandans recover from “our history of Genocide.”

Antoine Cardinal Kambanda. / EWTN

Cardinal in Rwanda Appointed to Vatican’s Propaganda Fide

Rwanda’s Cardinal has been appointed to the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (CEP), whose members are responsible for coordinating the church’s missionary work.

President Paul Kagame and Cardinal Antoine Kambanda during the Thanksgiving Mass celebrated in Kigali on Sunday, December 6.

Rwanda’s President Rallies Citizens to Support Ministry of Country's First Cardinal

The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has rallied Rwandans to support the ministry of the country’s first Cardinal, Antoinne Kambanda, just as they have shared in the joy of his elevation to Cardinalate.

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda receives the red hat from Pope Francis November 28, 2020. / Vatican Media.

Fostering Family “as domestic church” to Remain Priority for Rwanda’s First Cardinal

The new Cardinal for Rwanda, the first-ever Cardinal in the landlocked Great Rift Valley East African nation, will continue to prioritize family apostolate in what he considers the rebuilding of “internal structures” that the country requires.

Cardinal-designate Antoine Kambanda with President Paul Kagame during his installation as Archbishop of Rwanda's Kigali Archdiocese.

Appointment of First Cardinal in Rwanda “great value for all, honor to Church”: President

A week after Pope Francis named Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese among 13 new Cardinals who are expected to be elevated to the rank on November 28, the President of the African nation in the Great Rift Valley, Paul Kagame has lauded the appointment saying it is “of great value for all Rwandans.”  

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25.

“It was a big surprise for me, I did not expect it”: Rwanda’s First Cardinal-elect

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25 has described his appointment as “a big surprise” beyond his expectation.

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Kigali Archdiocese among 13 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday, October 25.

African Prelate among 13 New Cardinals to be Created November 28, First-ever for Rwanda

Pope Francis on Sunday, October 25, named 13 new cardinals including Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese who is expected to become the first-ever Cardinal in the landlocked nation in the Great Rift Valley located at the convergence between African Great Lakes region and East Africa.