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The newly dedicated parish church of St. John the Baptist, Karusi
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Visitors; Mothers' Union Support; Malaria Prevention; Celebration in Karusi; Milestones for the Country
EAB Press July 2007 Edition
EAB PRESS 070715-1
July 15, 2007

[EAB Press - Burundi] VISITORS
The Province has welcomed a number of visitors recently:
 The Rt Revd Michael Scott-Joynt, Bishop of Winchester diocese in UK, visited in order to strengthen the links between his diocese and the Province.
 The Revd Dr Francis Bridger, Executive Director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at Fuller Seminary, Pasedena, California was able to renew his longstanding links with the Province and look at how they might be extended.
 Helen Stawski from Lambeth Palace made a brief visit to see schools in Makamba as part of the ongoing schools project.

The Mothers' Union is grateful to Mary Sumner House for the financial support that enabled beans and maize to be distributed in all the dioceses to families affected by hunger and famine.

33,000 mosquito nets from Nets for Life have arrived for distribution in the dioceses of Bujumbura, Matana, and Gitega. Before distribution a programme of education of beneficiaries is being undertaken in order that they understand why and how to use the nets.

The Province also recently welcomed Janette O'Neill of Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). She visited Buye, Muyinga, Makamba, and Matana dioceses in order to see the impact of the malaria programme, to meet with the associations working with micro-finance, and to review the new development programme.

The Province joined the celebrations in Karusi for the dedication of the parish church of St John the Baptist. The preacher at the service was the Archbishop of Burundi, the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi. Also present were the Bishops of Buye and Muyinga, and the former Archbishop.

In early June the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi met the British All Party Parliamentary Group that visited Burundi. Together with the Bishop of Bujumbura, the Rt Revd Pie Ntukamazina, he also participated in the Great Lakes Region workshop on security and repatriation of Rwandese refugees in Bukavu.

On 18th June 2007 Burundi became a member of the East Africa Community.
On 1st July the country celebrated its Day of Independence. This was the 45th anniversary of its independence from Belgium.

For more news and information about the Anglican Church of Burundi, visit our website at http://www.anglicanburundi.org/ .