Kigali 19 July 2015

President Kagame over the weekend received a delegation of the Episcopal Conference of Rwanda led by the Conference’s chairman Bishop Smaradge Mbonyintege.  The meeting discussed how to strengthen collaboration between the Church and Government, in order to improve the wellbeing of Rwandans. The President commended the Catholic Church for the long standing relationship and pledged continued government support.

The Catholic Church, which has invested in health and education, runs 131 schools, 105 health centres and nine hospitals across the country.

Established in 1980, the conference is the official assembly of all Catholic Bishops in Rwanda and is comprised of nine dioceses; Kigali, Kabgayi, Butare, Gikongoro, Cyangugu, Nyundo, Byumba, Ruhengeri and Kibungo.

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