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Jonathan Ruhumuliza

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Diocese  Diocese of Cameroon
Denomination  Anglican
In office  1998–2004
Consecration  1991
Church  Church of the Province of West Africa
Other posts  Assistant Bishop of Butare (1991–1992) Provincial Secretary, Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda (1992–1993) Assistant Bishop of Kigali (1993) Coadjutor Bishop of Kigali (1993–1995) Bishop of Kigali (1995–1997) Honorary assistant bishop, Diocese of Worcester (2005–present)
Ordination  1982 (deacon); 1983 (priest)

Jonathan Ruhumuliza (born 1956) is a parish priest in the Church of England and former Bishop of Kigali and Bishop of Cameroon.

Ruhumuliza trained for the priesthood at Butare Theological School, Rwanda, was ordained a deacon in 1982 and a priest in 1983 and served as curate of Kigeme, Rwanda, until 1984. He then became Manager and Chaplain at Kigeme High School (1983–1986) before attending Makumira University College (Arusha, Tanzania), graduating with a Bachelor of Divinity (BD) in 1989. He took on the Manager and Chaplain roles at Kigeme Hospital (1989–1990) then returned to his old High School jobs (1990–1991).

Consecrated in 1991, Ruhumuliza served as Assistant Bishop of Butare until 1992 and as Provincial Secretary for the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda (1992–1993). He then became Assistant Bishop of Kigali (1993) and Coadjutor Bishop of Kigali (1993–1995) before succeeding as diocesan Bishop of Kigali (1995–1997). From 1998 until 2004, he was the diocesan Bishop of Cameroon in the Church of the Province of West Africa.

Following the resignation of his See, Ruhumuliza moved to the United Kingdom, taking on posts as an assistant parish priest in the Diocese of Worcester, where has been licensed as an honorary assistant bishop since 2005. He was first Assistant Minister in the Droitwich Spa Team Ministry until 2006 and has been a curate in Elmley Lovett with Hampton Lovett and Elmbridge &c., in Ombersley with Doverdale, and in Hartlebury since 2012. He lives in Droitwich and has had permission to officiate in the neighbouring Diocese of Birmingham since 2013.

In 2014, Worcester diocese made a statement confirming that "No evidence was found of complicity in the Rwandan genocide" on Ruhumuliza's part.


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