The Prior Provincial of Canada in consultation with his Provincial Council has confirmed the election of fr Raphal Manikiza-Uwineza as the Vicar Provincial of the Provincial Vicariate of Rwanda and Burundi. Fr Raphal has accepted the election. He succeeds fr Sixbert Hategekimana who has just concluded his tenure.
Fr Raphal was born in 1978 at Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda. He made his profession in the Order in 2002 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2011. He has a Pontifical Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome and a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Theology.
He has been the Syndic of his Vicariate, the Vicar of the Prior of the Convent of St Albert the Great, Nyagatare, Chaplain at the University of Rwanda, Nyagatare Campus and Chaplain of the groups of Catholic workers and intellectuals in Nyagatare, He is also the Director of the Dominican Center for Research and Pastoral Care (CEDOREP) and teaches at St Charles Borromeo Seminary, Nyakibanda.

(11 August 2017)