9 October 2017, Monday
By Bryan Smyth
The Archbishop of Burundi (which is in East Africa), The Most Reverend Martin Blaise Nyaboho, visited the (Church of Ireland) Bishop of Cork, the Right Reverend Dr. Paul Colton, at Bishops Palace, Bishop Street, Cork over the weekend. The visit coincided with the Harvest Festival Eucharist Service at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral.
The Burundi figure travelled to Cork following a meeting in Canterbury of the Primates of the Churches of the Anglican Communion. While in Cork he spoke on Sunday, 8th October at the 11.15 am Cathedral service.
Burundi is the current partner with the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in a joint project with Christian Aid and the Bishops’ Appeal. The project, being run in partnership also with Christian Aid Ireland and the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal has been supporting partner organisation, The Anglican Church of Burundi (EAB) in the Dioceses of Matana and Makamba as they work with farmers to increase their income; in the short term by supporting them to sustainably increase their production of maize, and in the long term by building the capacity of farmers to adapt to sustainable practices that will endure the changing climate.