AREA26,338 Sq.Km. Population11000000 Catholic64% (4,359,576) Protestant9 % Diocese9 No of Parishes148 Priests513 Religious Priests170 Religious Sisters1265 Religious Brothers216 Members Inst. Secular147 Seminarians323 Lay Catechists4030
YEAR RESPONSABLE PERSON 1953Msgr. Laureant DEPRIMOZ Missionary of Africa (France) 1980- 1990 Religious Community of Bernadine (BUTARE) Groups at the Cathedral, Butare 1994War (Genocide in Rwanda) 1998Bro. Yuvenali Bukuru Bros of St Paul, Burundi, Revived the Movement, started MEJ groups in schools, Butare, printed booklets with financial assistance from Ms Afr. 2000- 2010 Movement spread in other dioceses – Kigali, Kibungo, Kabgayi, Cyangugu, Gikongoro, Nyundo by Religious Sisters, & Diocesan Priests. 2005Election of 1 st National Committee - Pilgrimage to Kibeho ( Shrine of Mary’s apparition – Mère du Verbe) ( since 2004 pilgrimage becomes an annual feature). 2010P. Claudio, Sr. Lourdes, Jean Claude Ipungu visit Rwanda- openness to the International World.- An enlightening process begins of becoming ONE BODY to serve ONE LORD. 2011An effort to start Apostleship of Prayer by a member of the National Committee – Xaverine UWIMANA- she recruits other lay people and forms a committee. 2011Participation in the 2 nd Panafrican meeting at Kinshasa, DRC 2012Participation in the 1 st World Congress.
Feu Nouveau: 5-10 ans Jeunes Temoins: 11-13 ans Temoins Aujourd’hui: 14-17 ans Equipe Esperance: 18-21 ans Equipe Apostolique: 22 ans +
M E J President Secretary Treasurer Council (Awaiting appointment of National Aumonier) Co ordinator AP President Secretary Treasurer Council Spiritual Director (aumônier) Co-ordinator Joint meetings often
The start of Apostleship of Prayer ( AP) in 2010 In 4 dioceses Kigali Kibungo Kabgayi Ruhengeri Thanks to the perseverance, generosity and sustained effort of President UWIMANA Xaverine
Awaiting a National Aumonier A big challenge to start Apostleship of Prayer in some Dioceses without any letter of authorisation from the Director Delegate. Long distances pose problems like attendance at meetings, communication gaps etc Financial strains to conduct camps, ongoing formation programs etc.