Posts Tagged ‘Khmer Rouge’

Khmer Rouge henchman says he will die alone in prison

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Khieu Samphan, the former head of state for the Khmer Rouge, told his UN-backed war crimes trial today that he expects to die alone in prison after appealing his conviction for genocide in a drama-filled last speech. “After many years of sitting as a defendant at the end of this long case, it is important Read more

Former Khmer Rouge seek forgiveness offered by christianity

Monday, July 30th, 2018
Khmer Rouge

Bishop Enrique Figaredo addressed the Assembly of Catholic Professionals in Brisbane last week, during an Australian tour that included his attendance at Proclaim 2018. Born in Gijon, Spain in 1959, he joined the Society of Jesus he was stationed at refugee camps near the Thai border from 1984-1988. Since 2000 he has been the Apostolic Prefect Read more

Reconciliation in the homes of war criminals

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

On Saturday, I was travelling around the Catholic parish of Khompong Thom in Cambodia in company with the director of UCAN News, Australian Jesuit Fr Michael Kelly, and the parish priest, Thai Jesuit Fr Jub Phoktavi . As we drove through the village of Prek Sbeuv, Jub matter-of-factly pointed to Pol Pot’s old house. It Read more