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Diocese of Ruhengeri

Dioecesis Ruhengeriensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Vincent Harolimana, Bishop
  • Phocas Nikwigize, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 20 December 1960
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kigali
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Square Kilometers: 1,762 (680 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesaine de Ruhengeri, Avenue Mikeno, B.P. 45, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
  • Telephone: 252.546.239
  • Fax: 252.546.930

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
20 December 1960ErectedArchdiocese of Kabgayi
Diocese of Nyundo
Diocese of Ruhengeri (erected)
5 November 1981Territory LostDiocese of Kabgayi
Diocese of Kibungo
Diocese of Ruhengeri
Diocese of Byumba (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970241,315970,46424.9%2831594,090498015ap1971
1980370,7641,201,00030.9%2731586,3925312416ap1981
1990286,471692,64041.4%2227495,8464011011ap1991
1999378,563790,00047.9%9112018,928113011ap2000
2000387,578700,00055.4%8172515,503175011ap2001
2001406,047857,74547.3%12203212,688215611ap2002
2002418,299850,11549.2%19214010,457274811ap2003
2003428,380829,07251.7%21204110,448244611ap2004
2004446,440849,02152.6%25184310,382275811ap2005
2010488,000989,00049.3%4215578,561257711ap2011

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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