Rwanda: Catholic Bishop Augustin Misago Dead

Bishop Augustin Misago of Gikongoro Diocese passed away today in the morning while he was at work in Nyamagabe District, Southern Province. His colleague said that early in the morning the late Bishop was well.

In an exclusive interview with IGIHE, Father Boniface Ntwali said, “Bishop Misago this morning was well with no problem. Misago also spoke to his colleague also this morning.”

Archbishop Smaragde Mbonyitege confirmed the death of Bishop Misago, saying that he was very healthy that today he presided and preached at the Mass. It is said that he suffered from blood pressure and was under medical treatment.


In 2000, Misago was acquitted of genocide charges after a Rwandan court ruled he played no part in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Bishop Misago was born in 1943. He became the Bishop of Gikongoro Diocese in 1993.


Magnifique  MIGISHA, Journalist from Rwanda, East Africa.

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