AFRICA/RWANDA - Appointment of bishop of Cyangugu

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Cyangugu, Rwanda, the Reverend Edouard Sinayobye, of the clergy of Butare, until now rector of the preparatory seminary of Nyumba.
Msgr. Edouard Sinayobye was born on 20 April 1966 in the district of Gisagara, diocese of Butare. He attended the Saint Léon minor seminary in Kabgayi (1988-1993). He spent a year in the preparatory seminary of Rutengo (1993-1994) and subsequently completed his studies in philosophy and theology in the major seminary of Nyakibanda (1994-2000).
He was ordained a priest on 12 August 2000 for the diocese of Butare.
After priestly ordination he served as parish vicar of the cathedral of Butare and director of the diocesan Justice and Peace Commission (2000-2005), parish priest of Gakoma and member of the diocesan Finance Commission (2005-2008). He then obtained a licentiate and doctorate in spiritual theology at the Pontifical Theological Faculty and Pontifical Institute of Spirituality Teresianum in Rome (2008-2010, 2010-2013). He subsequently assumed the role of director of diocesan Caritas (2010-2011) and diocesan bursar (2011-2013). From 2014 to the present he has served as rector of the preparatory seminary of Nyumba, lecturer in spiritual theology in the major seminar of Nyakibanda and at the Catholic University of Butare, secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Vocations, and member of the National Committee for Eucharistic Congresses. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 6/2/2021)