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Bernard Ntahoturi

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See  Bujumbura
Ordination  1973
Consecration  1997
Name  Bernard Ntahoturi
In office  July 2005-

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Church  Anglican Church of Burundi

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, Director of the Anglican Centre, Rome

Bernard Ntahoturi (born 1948 in Mantana) is a Burundian Anglican bishop. He was the Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi from 2005 to 2016, and is the Bishop of Matana.

Ntahoturi studied at Mukono Theological College, in Uganda, from 1968 to 1972. He then took his Diploma in Theology at the University of Cambridge; Ridley Hall and St. John's College, in 1976, and his M.A. in Diplomacy at Lincoln College, Oxford in 1982.

Ntahoturi was ordained an Anglican priest in 1973. He served in the government of Burundi from 1979 to 1986, becoming chief of staff of President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza. After the overthrowing of President Bagaza in 1987, in a military coup, he was jailed from 1987 to 1991.

He was Provincial Secretary of the Episcopal Church of Burundi, being consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Matana in 1997. He was consecrated the third primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi on July 17, 2005. His mandate of five years was extended to another five at the reunion of the House of the Bishops of Burundi, on 23-24 June 2010, starting on July 17, 2010. He would serve until 21 August 2016.

He is also a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and chair of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission for Unity, Faith, and Order. He was elected Chairman of the Council of the Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) on February 7, 2012.

He has been involved in the Anglican realignment as a member of the Global South (Anglican). He attended GAFCON II, that took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21 to 26 October 2013.

He was appointed by Justin Welby to be the Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome on 17 March 2017, taking office in September. He is the first African and francophone to be appointed to both offices.


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