The current overseas partnership and development project of parishes throughout Cork, Cloyne and Ross is with the Anglican Church in Burundi. On Sunday, 8th October, the Archbishop of Burundi, the Most Reverend Martin Blaise Nyaboho visited Cork, Cloyne and Ross. He received hospitality at the Bishops’ Palace where he was welcomed by the Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, and Mrs Susan Colton. Afterwards the Archbishop preached at the Harvest Festival Eucharist in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, before joining members of the congregation for lunch in the St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Centre.
The partnership 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.