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


25 Mar 2023 0 Comment Padiri Evariste DUKUZIMANA
Amasomo matagatifu tuzirikana: Isomo rya mbere: Ez 37, 12-14; Zab 129; Isomo rya kabiri: Rm 8, 8-11; Ivanjiri: Yh 11, 1-15 Umuhanuzi...


11 Mar 2023 0 Comment Padiri Themistocles UFITIMANA
Amasomo matagatifu tuzirikana: • Isomo rya mbere: Iy 17, 3-7 • Zab 95(94), 1-2, 6-7b, 7d-8a.9 • Isomo rya kabiri: Rom5, 1-2.5-8 • Ivanjiri: Yh 4,...


26 Feb 2023 0 Comment Padiri Bernard KANAYOGE
Amasomo matagatifu tuzirikana: Isomo rya mbere: Intangiriro 2, 7-9; 3, 1-7a Zaburi 50(51) Isomo rya kabiri: Rom 5, 12-19 Ivanjili: Mt 4, 1-11 Bavandimwe,...

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.

Production units


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.

For more information, contact:

Tel: +250786137877



Centre d’Accueil Nyina wa Jambo Rususa (CANJA RUSUSA Ltd) est Situé à l’Ouest du Rwanda dans le Diocèse de Nyundo actuel district de Ngororero, Paroisse catholique Nyina wa Jambo Rususa. L’accueil et la bonne humeur sont au rendez-vous. Un endroit chaleureux, un magnifique jardin pour accueillir tous les amoureux des plaisirs de la table. CANJA RUSUSA LTD vous attend impatiemment toujours prêts à vous servir vous et vos collègues de travail.

Pour plus d’information, contacter:

Tel: (+250)780578185


Recent news

19 Nov

Kuri uyu wa 18/11/2022, Nyiricyubahiro Musenyeri Anaclet MWUMVANEZA, Umwepiskopi wa Diyosezi ya Nyundo, yifatanyije n, abasaserdoti, abihayimana, abayobozi...

08 Nov

Kuri icyi cyumweru, tariki ya 23 Ukwakira 2022, muri kiliziya y’isi yose hahimbajwe umunsi mpuzamahanga w’iyogezabutumwa. Muri kiliziya y’u Rwanda, uwo...

10 Oct

Ku cyumweru tariki ya 09 ukwakira 2022, Nyiricyubahiro Musenyeri Anaclet MWUMVANEZA, Umwepiskopi wa Diyosezi ya Nyundo, yifatanyije n’abakristu ba Paruwasi...
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