Evrard Muhoza, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Louisville, officially became a U.S. citizen July 31.
In a ceremony at the Romano L. Mazzzoli Federal Building in downtown Louisville, Muhoza took the oath of allegiance and became a citizen of the United States.
Muhoza, a native of Burundi, came to the U.S. in 2014, and quickly began his citizenship application, a process that took six years.
“Becoming a citizen means a lot to me and my family, as well,” Muhoza said. His mother also became a U.S. citizen last week.
He will begin his third year of college at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind., later this month. Read more about him here.