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Marian jubilee year in Burundi

Catholic World News - August 18, 2011

Burundi’s bishops, joined by the apostolic nuncio, hundreds of priests and religious, and thousands of laity, inaugurated the golden jubilee of the nation’s principal Marian shrine on August 15. Fifty years earlier, Burundi’s hierarchy had gathered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace in Mugera to consecrate the nation to the Blessed Virgin on the eve of its independence.

Less than a century after the ordination of the first native priest, 68% of the nation’s eight million people are now Catholic, according to Vatican statistics. 615 priests minister in the nation’s 149 parishes; in addition, there are 483 seminarians, 201 religious brothers, and 1,389 sisters.

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