The body of Father Ubald Rugirangoga, died on January 7, 2021 in the United States, has arrived in Rwanda, where he is expected to be buried early next week.
At around 8 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2021, Father Ubald’s body was delivered to Kigali International Airport in Kanombe.
Among those who received the body were the Bishop Hakizimana Célestin of the Diocese of Gikongoro and some of the priests in the Diocese of Cyangugu where Father Ubald will be buried.
Among those who came to receive Ubald’s body were also his relatives, family members and other religious members.
When the body of the deceased arrived at the airport, it was placed in a designated vehicle and before being taken away, those who came to receive it first lit candles and prayed for it.
A farewell mass will be held on Monday, March 1, at the Regina Pacis Parish in Remera, after which the body will be flown to Rusizi, where she will be buried on March 2, 2021.