Rwandan Genocide

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Father Marcel Uwineza.

Jesuit priest: Stories of Rwandan women ‘scarred by genocide’ must be told

Apr 20, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

According to Father Marcel Uwineza, telling the stories of the women gives a voice to the women who, he said,... Read more


Christian leaders in Africa mark 30 years since Rwandan genocide

Apr 17, 2024

By ACI Africa

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum expressed their solidarity with the people of Rwanda as they remember the 800,000... Read more

Fulgence Kayishema, a former Rwandan police officer suspected to have ordered the killing of at least 2,000 Tutsis who were seeking refuge at St. Paul’s Nyange Catholic Parish during the 1994 genocide, was arrested May 24, 2023.

Police arrest suspected mastermind of massacre at Rwandan Catholic parish in 1994 genocide

Jun 1, 2023

By Silas Mwale Isenjia

Reuters reported that Fulgence Kayishema, one of the top suspects in the genocide, was arrested May 24 on a grape... Read more

Fr. Marcel Uwineza was only 14 years old when he witnessed the painful experience of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He saw his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister murdered during the civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus.

Rwandan priest forgives his family’s killer: ‘We shared a drink and we were shedding tears’

Jan 17, 2023

By Jude Atemanke

Father Uwineza said he was “invaded by something higher than him. It’s something we can’t forgive on our own. ...... Read more

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

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

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

Mirreille Twayigira in Rome on March 8, 2017.

My life isn't a tragedy – a Rwandan woman's incredible story of survival

Mar 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

She begged and scrounged for food in the forest; she drank water from a stream with dead bodies in it;... Read more