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Bernard Ntahoturi

The Most Reverend
Bernard Ntahoturi
Primate of Burundi, Bishop of Matana
Church Anglican Church of Burundi
See Bujumbura
In office July 2005-
Ordination 1973
Consecration 1997
Personal details
Born 1948
Matana, Burundi

Bernard Ntahoturi (born 1948 in Mantana) is the current Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi and Bishop of Matana.

Ntahoturi studied at Mukono Theological College, in Uganda, from 1968 to 1972. He then took his Diploma in Theology at the University of Cambridge, Ridley Hall and St. John's College, in 1976, and his M.A. for Diplomacy at Lincoln College, in Oxford, in 1982.[1]

Ntahoturi was ordained an Anglican priest in 1973. He served in the government of Burundi from 1979 to 1986, becoming chief of staff of President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza. After the overthrown of President Bagaza in 1987, in a military coup, he would be enjailed from 1987 to 1991.

He was Provincial Secretary of the Episcopal Church of Burundi, being consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Matana in 1997. He was consecrated the third Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi in July 17, 2005. He has been involved in the Anglican realignment movement as a member of the Global South (Anglican). His mandate of five years was extended to another five at the reunion of the House of the Bishops of Burundi, on 23–23 June 2010, starting at July 17, 2010.[2]

He is also a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and chair of the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission for Unity, Faith, and Order. He was elected Chairman of the Council of the Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) on February 7, 2012.[3]

He attended GAFCON II, that took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21 to 26 October 2013.[4]


  1. ^ Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi Biography
  2. ^ Abp Bernard Ntahoturi term as Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi extended for another 5 years, Global South Anglican Online, 8 July 2010
  3. ^ CAPA assembly celebrates growth: The Church of England Newspaper, February 10, 2012
  4. ^ A New Bishop for Muyinga Diocese and Other News, The Anglican Communion Official Website, 25 November 2013

External links

  • Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi Biography
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Samuel Ndayisenga
Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi
Succeeded by
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