Caritas Rwanda held its 2022 General Assembly
The Caritas Rwanda General Assembly that took place at the Cenetra Hotel in Kabuga, from 24th to 25th February 2022 united various Bishops of the Catholic Church of Rwanda, with Caritas Rwanda senior staff, diocesean Caritas Representatives and other leaders of various other Catholic partner institutions.
Led by His Excellency Anaclet Mwumvaneza, Bishop of Nyundo Diocese and President of the Caritas Rwanda, the General Assembly aimed at evaluating Caritas Rwanda’s performance for the year 2021-2022, and evaluating the year 2022-2023 strategic plan and therefore propose recommendations and resolutions for the new year.
Delivering opening remarks, Father Jean Marie Vianney Twagirayezu welcomed all participants and invited the President of Caritas Rwanda to lead the Assembly.
In his remarks, Monseigneur In Je HWANG, Chargé d’Affaires a.i at the Apostolic Nunciature of Rwanda reaffirmed the Church’s commitment to support Caritas Rwanda’s mission.
Managers of various departments of the Caritas Rwanda, including the department of social charities (Oeuvres Socio-Caritatives, OSC), the department in charge of the organisation’s development, the Health department and the administration and finance department delivered presentations of what has been done during the past year as well the budget used to conduct Caritas Rwanda activities during the year 2021.
One of the key resolutions set during the 2022 Caritas Rwanda General Assembly is to create a Health Commission within the Episcopal Conference of Rwanda that will be in charge of bridging all Church’s pastoral activities related to health. Dr. Prince Bosco Kanani, Director of the health department mentioned that the Catholic Church of Rwanda currently owns 30% of all health services in the country.
A group picture including all participants was taken at the end of the 2022 Caritas General Assembly.