Appointed Bishop of Gikongoro by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, November 26, 2014, Bishop Celestine ordinary bishop was consecrated Saturday, January 24, 2015. The Mass of consecration, which took part all Catholic Bishops of Rwanda and some of Burundi, hundreds of priests, religious-its, thousands of Christians, friends and acquaintances of the diocese of Gikongoro, was […]
The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Celestin Hakizimana as bishop of Gikongoro (area 2,057, population 582,159, Catholics 248,471, priests 51, religious 70), Rwanda. The bishop-elect was born in Kigali, Rwanda in 1963 and was ordained a priest in 1991. He holds a doctorate in theology from the San Tommaso Faculty of Theology in Naples, Italy, […]