Bishop

Since March 16, 2018, the Pastoral government of the Diocese of Cyangugu is incumbent to His Excellency Monsignor Célestin HAKIZIMANA, Bishop of Gikongoro, who has been appointed by the Holy See as the Apostolic Administrator, after the death of the Titular Bishop, Monsignor John Damascene BIMENYIMANA. The latter passed away on March 11, 2018 due to a cancer he has been suffering from for some months earlier.

Mgr Célestin HAKIZIMANA was born on August 14, 1963 in l’Archdiocese of Kigali. He has been ordained priest and incardinated in the Archdiocese of Kigali on July 21, 1991.  On November  26, 2014, the Holy Father appointed him Bishop of Gikongoro. He has been raised to the episcopal order on January 24, 2015.

His Motto is taken from the Biblical passage of Lk 5, 4: « Duc in altum  ».