Rorate Caeli

King Kigeli V, RIP

The last king of Rwanda has died, Kigeli V Ndahindurwa.  As the BBC reported today: "Born Jean-Baptiste Ndahindurwa, King Kigeli V came to power in 1959 but was only king of Rwanda until 1961, when the monarchy was abolished and he was forced into exile."

He moved to the Washington, D.C., area after leaving Africa. Several of our readers in the eastern United States have likely encountered him over the last several decades, as he was a regular at traditional Latin Masses, lectures and events.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Requiescat in pace.