In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, July, 2020

Bishop Dies Of Coronavirus One Week After Contracting The Lethal Illness (Photographs)

Bishop Dies Of Coronavirus One Week After Contracting The Deadly Disease (Photos)

Bishop Desire Mukanirwa

Bishop Need Mukanirwa


Anglican Bishop Désiré Mukanirwa of Goma within the Democratic Republic of the Congo has died lower than two weeks after he fell in poor health.


In response to Anglican Ink, the person who introduced hope to many in Goma in the course of the Ebola pandemic, died on the weekend, plunging the Anglican group worldwide  into deep mourning.


His fellow Congolese Bishop, Muhindo Isesomo of North Kivu broke the information of Mukanirwa’s  dying:


“Bishop Need of Goma diocese, died final Saturday after a brief illness. His burial shall be on Friday or Saturday this week in Goma. Evidently he died by the COVID-19.”


Messages of condolence have poured from all around the Anglican world.

“We’re deeply grieved to study of Bishop Désiré Mukanirwa’s illness and dying from coronavirus,” mentioned Anglican Help CEO Canon Tim Swan.


“His passing brings into focus the troubling actuality of the pandemic in growing nations. This virus has dropped at a sudden finish the lifetime of a beloved and very important church chief within the Congo, alongside many different valuable lives.”

“He was in late highschool and already keen about serving Jesus after I encountered him within the Goma Anglican youth group,” mentioned Sydney’s Bishop for Worldwide Relations, Malcolm Richards, a long-time pal of Bishop Mukanirwa.


“With levels in theology and growth research, Désiré mixed his love for evangelism with a priority for the marginalised in Congolese society – the poorest of the poor: widows, orphans and victims of rape in struggle,” Bishop Richards added.

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“I’ve visited his dwelling many instances through the years, and his home is at all times full of individuals. He has 4 kids of his personal however he and Claudaline additionally gave house to many different kids and adults who wanted a house… Bishop Désiré was a godly, Jesus-loving man.”


Mukanirwa was a member of GAFCON, the World Anglican Future Convention which represents the conservative majority within the Anglican Communion.


He’s survived by his spouse Claudaline and 4 kids.


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