This website provides information on the different components of the pastoral, administrative and economic life of the Catholic Diocese of Nyundo: diocesan curia, services and commissions, parishes, religious congregations, socio-charitable activities, different production units, etc. We wish you a pleasant navigation. Your comments will be welcome.
Brief historical and geographical presentation
The Apostolic Vicariate of Nyundo was erected on February 14, 1952. His Apostolic Vicar Most Reverend Aloys BIGIRUMWAMI, Titular Bishop of Garriana, received episcopal ordination on 1/06/1952erOn November 10, 1959 the Apostolic Vicariate of Nyundo became the Diocese of Nyundo, with Most Reverend Aloys BIGIRUMWAMI as its first Bishop. He was succeeded by Most Reverend Vincent NSENGIYUMVA, ordained Bishop on January 12, 1974; who was succeeded by Most Reverend Wenceslas KALIBUSHI, ordained Bishop on March 27, 1977. During the Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsis in 1994, the Diocese of Nyundo lost thousands of human lives, including 95 consecrated persons among whom were 32 priests. On March 22, 1997, Most Reverend Alexis HABIYAMBERE, S.J. was ordained Bishop to succeed the Most Reverend Wenceslas KALIBUSHI. After his resignation, on March 11, 2016, Most Reverend Anaclet MWUMVANEZA, the current Bishop, was appointed to succeed Bishop Alexis. He was ordained Bishop on May 21, 2016
The Diocese of Nyundo is located in the Western Province of Rwanda. It is extended on an area of approximately 4000 km2.2 It covers the entire former prefectures of Gisenyi and Kibuye. Currently, it fully encompasses the Districts of Rubavu, Ngororero, Rutsiro, Karongi, and a large part of the District of Nyabihu as well as some sectors of Nyamasheke District.
Homelies | Inyigisho ku masomo ya Misa
Mission of the Diocese of Nyundo
Its Mission corresponds to the overall mission of the Catholic Church, which consists of proclaiming the Good News and spreading the Reign of Christ to the whole earth through the triple function of teaching, sanctifying and governing as Jesus Christ has commanded his disciples to do: “All authority has been given to me in heaven and in earth. Go therefore, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you forever until the end of the world "(Mt 28,19-20).
Vision of the Diocese
Building our filial relationship with God the Father in order to live an authentic fraternity in Christ.
Kivu Piece view Hotel
Kivu Peace View Hotel is located in Rubavu district, at the entrance to the city of Gisenyi, 2 km away from the city of Goma (DRC). It is an ideal hotel where one can relax, in an environment surrounded by mountains, open to the splendid view of Kivu Lake, and to the overwhelming gardens. It offers tremendous quality of impeccably upscale hotel services, so as to provide a comfortable stay.
Home Saint Jean
Home Saint Jean is a 2-star hotel, Bed & Breakfast and Lodging. It is located in the Karongi District, on the peninsula which juts out onto Lake Kivu, giving it an unprecedented view. It offers friendly service, with a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for those who just want a good night's sleep in a comfortable environment at affordable rates.
Centre d’Accueil Saint Francois Xavier
Centre d’Accueil Saint François Xavier is a quality structure, Bed & Breakfast, and Accommodation. It is located in the city of Gisenyi, only three minutes’ walk from Lake Kivu. It offers friendly services, with a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for those who just want a good night's sleep in a comfortable environment at affordable rates.
Centre d’Accueil Vierge des Pauvres Ltd
The Centre d'Accueil Vierge des Pauvres (CAVP) is located in the District of Rutsiro, at 500 m from the Karongi-Rubavu main road, in the Crête Congo-Nil parish, where the only diocesan Marian shrine is built. Its high altitude offers a pleasant freshness and a magnificent view of Lake Kivu with its outstanding islets.
Our visitors will find at their disposal a room, a sound system, as well as a mini-bus for rent. The center also offers impeccable catering and accommodation services.
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