Bishop Callistus Rubaramira, on Saturday ordained Rev Fr Anthony Nahabwe.
Rt. Rev. Callistus Rubaramira, the Bishop of Kabale Diocese, on Saturday 12th February 2022, ordained Rev Fr Anthony Nahabwe into priesthood at exactly 11:56am
During the function, the Assistant Provincial head of the Eastern Africa for the Society of the Missionaries of Africa, Fr. Arsene Kapya said that Rev Fr Nahabwe who is also under the Society Missionaries of Africa will serve in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Up to 10 priests have been ordained since the beginning of last year, according to Secretary to the Bishop Rev Fr Placid Mugumya.
Presiding over the function, Bishop Rubaramira asked the ordained priest to abide by the Catholic Church norms and preach the gospel of peace, and be the exemplary of what he teaches to his shepherds.
Bishop Rubaramira told the ordained candidates to stay loyal to their Bishops (superiors), to keep focused on God through living prayerful lives and keeping their commitments.
The ordained priest thanked Bishop Callistus Rubaramira for training him and for those who prayed for him to reach at this time. Speaking at the same function, Minister David Bahati congratulated Fr Nahabwe and commended him for accepting to sacrifice and deciding to serve God for the rest of his life.
Bahati also asked the ordained priest to support the Government in DRC where he is being sent, in fighting poverty among the people.
Other priests from Kabale Diocese that belong to White Fathers include Fr Elias Mwebembezi, who is serving in Uganda, Fr Bonaventure Gubazire (Ghana), Fr Edison Akatuhurira (Rwanda), Fr Lawrence Tukamushaba (Zambia), and Fr Major Ivan Mutekanga (Congo). This makes Fr.Anthony the sixth missionary Priest from Kabale diocese.
The Rev Fr Anthony Nahabwe was born in 1990 in Rubira Kyanamira Sub-county Kabale District. He completed his education from Kabale Primary School and St Paul’s Seminary Rushoroza in Kabale. Between 2011 and 2014, he went to Queen of Apostles Philosophy Centre in Jinja and later obtained a bachelor’s degree in social sciences at Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi. In 2015, he joined St Mbaga spiritual formation centre for his spiritual year and between 2016 and 2017, went to Goma in the DR Congo for pastoral experience. From 2018 to 2021, he joined St Augustine University in Kinshasa (DRC) where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology.