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The Central African Province

Central African Province (Province d’Afrique Centrale)
The Central African province consists of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. These countries are different in that they were all colonised by Belgium. There are at present 89 confreres originating from this province.


Burundi
There are confreres working in 2 dioceses in Burundi In Bujumbura there are 2 communities. One community is concerned with Admin and houses the Delegate Superior. There is also an outreach towards the Batwa. The other community looks after a parish.
In Gitega there is one community and various ministries including Youth Apostolate and outreach to the Batwa. There are 10 confreres originating in Burundi.


Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
There are communities in 9 dioceses in Congo. There are 70 Congolese confreres.
Bukavu
3 communities and an individual confrere. The Provincial lives there and there are confreres responsible for admin. The house of Formation (Philosophy) is there.

Bunia
2 communities and an individual confrere (looking after a retreat house). The delegate superior and various confreres with their apostolates (including Parish Apostolate).

Goma
3 communities. The Delegate Superior, admin., and pre-Philosophy Formation are to be found there.

Kalemie
1 community including the bishop.

Kasongo
3 communities. Including the bishop, the Delegate Superior and confreres engaged in Parish Ministry.

Kindu
2 communities. 1 including the bishop. Parish ministry.

Kinshasa
2 communities and 3 individuals in parishes. House of Formation – Theology, parish apostolate.

Lubumbashi
2 communities. Parish Apostolate.

Mahagi-Nioka
2 communities. Parish Apostolate, Youth Apostolate, Admin.


Rwanda
There are confreres working in 2 dioceses in Rwanda
In Butare
there is one community concerned with Catechesis, Mission Animation and Pastoral work

In Kigali
there are 2 communities. One is concerned with Admin and the other with Parish work. It is also the residence of the Delegate Superior. There are 9 confreres originating from Rwanda.


The Society of Missionaries of Africa (The White Fathers). England and Wales Reg charity No. 233302
The Society of Missionaries of Africa (The White Fathers) Charity registered in Scotland No. SC037981