Pope Francis has, in his latest appointments, named a new Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of San in the West African nation of Mali and his representative in Burundi.
Three Sisters of Our Lady of Schönstatt who are serving in Burundi’s Catholic Diocese of Muyinga risk being evicted from their premises at a private property and are in urgent need of help to build their community elsewhere.
The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service, (JRS), is facilitating the education of refugee children with special needs in Burundi, the leadership of the agency has reported.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is helping restore the dignity of Burundian refugees in Rwanda’s Mahama Refugee Camp by striving toward their self-dependence.
Plans are underway to establish a vocational center to aid in the social integration of people living with disabilities in the East-Central African nation of Burundi.
The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has, in a report shared with ACI Africa, provided an overview of some of COVID-19 interventions undertaken in various parts of the world, including Africa.
On the occasion of this year’s World Humanitarian Day marked Wednesday, August 19, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have, through a report by their U.S.-based development office, looked back at their various interventions around the world including two countries in Africa.
A retired Prelate of the Archdiocese of Bujumbura in Burundi has promised to continue praying for the people of God in the East African country at the launch of a newly inaugurated diocesan retirement home for Bishops in the country’s capital.
At the inauguration of Burundi’s new President, Evariste Ndayishimiye, a Prelate in the East African nation has called on the new Head of State to prioritize the repatriation of refugees and “intellectuals in exile” and the fostering of partnerships with other nations of the world alongside peace initiatives.
Members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) have, in a collective statement, called on Burundians to come together following the death of their country’s President to safeguard his legacy of “giving priority to God in everything.”
Government officials in Burundi have asked the citizens of the East African nation “to remain calm” and to pray for the soul of their country’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza who died Monday, June 8 at the age of 55.
Members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) have, in a collective statement, contested the attempt to relate them with political parties amid controversies around the recent general election and clarify that their forum did not file a case in the country's Constitutional Court.
Members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) have denounced the recent general elections in their country alleging “many irregularities”, which they say put to question the outcome of the poll announced Monday, May 25.
Members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) are concerned about the election-related violence in their country and have called on the parties behind the conflict to look beyond the election event that is expected to take place May 20.
Irene Kyamummi, a Ugandan doctor who has had a career stint in neighboring Kenya is the winner of “the XI Harambee Prize 2020” for her selflessness in promoting health standards among vulnerable groups in the two East African countries, an official of Harambee Africa International, the Rome-based association that is giving the prize, told ACI Africa Wednesday, March 3.
Kizito Mihigo, a popular gospel singer in the Central African nation of Rwanda who has been described as a “devout Catholic known for songs promoting healing and forgivingness” was Monday, February 17 morning, found dead in police cells in the country’s capital, Kigali.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Vennat Bacinoni from the pastoral care of Bururi Diocese in Burundi and, at the same time, appointed his successor, Burundian Fr. Salvator Niciteretse.
The Bishops at the helm of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (ACEAC) that brings together heads of dioceses in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda have, in their Ordinary session, reaffirmed their commitment to working for peace in their region faced with insecurity and political instability.
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.
The concerns, which the Catholic Bishops of Burundi have raised regarding the general elections in their country slated to take place next year, have infuriated the government, with some high-ranking officials calling for the Bishops to be deprived of their ecclesiastical status, various international media have reported.