Burundi’s 4th Archbishop

Adapted from Gavin Drake’s report for ACNS

The Bishop of Makamba has been elected fourth archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi. The Rt. Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho, 61, will succeed Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has led the church since 2005, when he is installed on Aug. 21.

Nyaboho, a member of the Anglican Consultative Council from 2005 to 2009, was baptized in 1965 and confirmed in July 1969. He was ordained a deacon in 1985 and a priest four years later. He was consecrated in 1997, becoming the first Bishop of Makamba.

His has studied at Mweya Bible Institute, Matana Theological Institute, Kenya Highlands Bible College, and Asbury Theological Seminary. He has also studied at the Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training in Singapore and the Panzi Development Training Center in what was Zaire.

The bishop and his wife, Emilienne, have six daughters and two sons.

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