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The late Archbishop Henryk Hoser.

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, papal envoy to Medjugorje, has died

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Polish prelate was a trained physician, a missionary in Africa for more than two decades, and oversaw the pastoral... Read more

Meet Our Lady of Kibeho: The only approved Marian apparition in Africa

Jul 19, 2021

By Katie Yoder

There is only one Vatican-approved Marian apparition that took place on the African continent: Our Lady of Kibeho. Read more

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda receives the red hat from Pope Francis Nov. 28, 2020.

Rwanda’s first cardinal sees family as key to planting the seeds of peace

Dec 1, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Rwanda’s first cardinal lost seven members of his immediate family in the 1994 genocide. Now he is using his role... Read more

A group of nuns at Namugongo Martyrs' Shrine during Pope Francis’s visit on November 28, 2015.

Rwandan troops block pilgrims from attending Ugandan martyr celebration

Jun 4, 2019

Some 200 Rwandans were blocked by national troops from crossing the border with Uganda to attend a pilgrimage in the... Read more

Rwandan bishops apologize for letter urging pardon for genocide perpetrators

Apr 25, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Rwanda have apologized for calling for the release of old and ill prisoners convicted for crimes... Read more

Cyprien and Daphrose Rugumba. Copyright Archives de la Communauté de l'Emmanuel.

Killed in the Rwandan genocide, this couple is being considered for sainthood

Apr 8, 2019

The story of Cyprien and Daphrose Rugumba is a story of atheism and devout faith, of a strained marriage and... Read more

Pope Francis meets Rwandan president Paul Kagame at the Vatican March 20, 2017.

Pope meets Rwandan president, apologizes for Church failure during genocide

Mar 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

During a brief meeting with Rwandan president Paul Kagame Monday, Pope Francis voiced his sadness for members of the Church... Read more

Inside the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center.

'Forgive us' – Rwandan bishops on Catholic role in genocide

Nov 21, 2016

The Catholic bishops of Rwanda have apologized for Christians' role in the deadly 1994 genocide.    Read more

Rwanda genocide survivor Viviane N'Habimana (L) stands in a gesture of solidarity with Boniface Hakizimana, the man who killed her husband.

Twenty years after genocide, Church helps Rwanda heal

Apr 7, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

Boniface Hakizimana lives in a rural area of Southern Rwanda. He lives peacefully with the widow next door, Viviane N'Habimana.... Read more