Bishop Innocentios Byakatonda Elevated to Metropolitan of Rwanda and Burundi

On November 26, 2018, during the First day of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa, His Grace Innocentios Byakatonda was elevated to a Priestly rank of a Metropolitan and the Diocese of Rwanda and Burundi elevated to the rank of Metropolis of Rwanda and Burundi.

This appointment and resolutions to the Metropolis of Rwanda and Burundi were announced and passed by His Beatitude Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodoros as the Head of the Synod.

Born in 1967 in Eastern Uganda in the city of Jinja, Metropolitan Innocentios Byakatonda studied in the United States at the Holy Cross Hellenic Collage in Boston and for long has been involved in service to the Orthodox Mission in Africa in different countries such as Kenya, where he served as a Vicar general and left a notifiable impact on the growth of Orthodoxy in that country as well as having an instrumental role in the prosperity of Makarios III Orthodox Theological seminary in Nairobi.

He has served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Rwanda and Burundi for a period of 6 years and he has continuously fronted the development of Orthodoxy in those countries respectively.