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Roman Catholic Diocese of Butare

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Butare is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Rwanda. It was erected on 11 September 1961 as the Diocese of Astrida by Pope John XXIII, and was later renamed as the Diocese of Butare on 12 November 1963 by Pope Paul VI. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Kigali.

Philippe Rukamba was appointed Bishop of Butare by Pope John Paul II on 2 January 1997.

List of bishops of Butare

  • Jean-Baptiste Gahamanyi (1961–1997)
  • Philippe Rukamba (1997–present)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Butare Wikipedia


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