12 Jun 2020 • News
A Communiqué from the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Burundi
Following the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza on 8th June 2020 the Bishops of the Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi met and issued a message of condolence to the family and the whole people of Burundi that was released on public television and on a Christian television on 10th June 2020.
In a communiqué the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Burundi said that they received the announcement of the sudden death of his Excellence Pierre Nkurunziza with great sorrow.
The Bishops addressed their condolences to the family, the government, and all Burundians. They urged people to be calm and united as a tribute to his Excellence Pierre Nkurunziza who always called people to seek for unity and social cohesion.
The House of Bishops appealed to other religious groups to join together in solidarity with the whole population in prayers during this hard time.
The Most Rev. Martin Blaise Nyaboho, Archbishop of the Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi who issued the communiqué in the presence of the Bishops representing the nine Anglican Dioceses of the Province said that they were grateful for all the good works Pierre Nkurunziza had done for his country during the last 15 years he was in power. He stressed that they will always remember what he achieved for the benefit and development of Burundi.
All nine Bishops signed the book of condolence in the State House, Ntare Rushatsi.
The government through his spokesman Prosper Ntahorwamiye has decreed a period of national mourning for 7 days.