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The Diocese of Edmonton congratulates Bishop Sixbert Macumi of our companion Diocese of Buyé on his election as the Fifth Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi.

“Happy Pentecost Day to you all,” wrote Bishop Sixbert in an email to the Very Rev. Alexandra Meek, diocesan administrator, on Sunday, May 23. “I am delighted to inform you that the College of Bishops elected me at its gathering last Thursday. According to the Constitution of the Anglican Church of Burundi, I will continue the leadership of the Diocese of Buyé alongside this new position.” 

We send our prayers to Bishop Sixbert, Clotilde Muhimpundu and their three daughters as they prepare for this new ministry. 

When he is installed, on August 21, 2021, Bishop Sixbert will succeed Archbishop Martin Blaise Nyaboho who has led the Anglican Church of Burundi since 2016.