find geneva; color: black;”>Rev.Fr. Turyahikayo who was suspended in January 2013 over allegations that he was having sexual affairs with nuns known as the Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima had sued Bishop Callistus Rubaramira through his lawyers Caleb Alaka and Company Advocates, pharm saying that the later suspended him without giving him a chance to defend himself.
In a Judgement, Judge Michael Elubu, on Wednesday declared that Bishop Rubaramira who suspended Fr. Boniface was the wrong person to be sued since he acted on the orders of Pope Benedict XVI.
Elubu also said that evidence that was given by the defendants showed that the Bishop had on several occasions summoned the Plaintiff to come to the Diocese and defend himself about the matter but he had failed to heed.
The Judge also noted that associating with the nuns is definitely his (Fr. Boniface’s) right but it is something that is not allowed by the Catholic Church which he was serving.
The embattled Father is reported to have helped the nuns by paying for their education and raising their living standards which made the sisters grow so fond of him; something which he says is the reason why Bishop Rubaramira suspended him, since the sisters didn’t love him (the Bishop) as much.
Fr. Boniface’s suspension caused uproar and divisions amongst the clergy and the flock at the Rushoroza based Diocese with some siding with the Bishop saying that he is standing up for what is right.