Posts Tagged ‘Rwanda’

Sexist sermon: Rwanda suspends Christian radio station

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

A sexist sermon has prompted Rwanda Media Commission to order an American Christian radio station to close for three months. The closure of Amazing Grace FM is a penalty for broadcasting “disgraceful” comments denigrating women. The media watchdog says on 29 January Amazing Grace broadcast a sermon by Nicolas Niyibikora. In his sermon, Niyibikora said Read more

Pope begged for forgiveness for Rwanda genocide

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The Pope has begged the Rwandan President Paul Kagame  for forgiveness for the Catholic Church’s part in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Francis said the Vatican acknowledges the church was in part to blame for the genocide, as were some Catholic priests and nuns. He said these priests and nuns had “succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying Read more

Rwanda’s genocide – apology from Catholic Church for its role

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Rwanda’s genocide of 1994 resulted in over 800,000 deaths. Most were ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Their killers were extremist Hutus who were Catholic Church members. They planned, helped with and carried out the genocide. The Rwanda Conference of Catholic Bishops has just admitted and apologised for its role in the massacres. “We apologize for Read more

Remembering Rwanda, 20 years on

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I first became involved in Rwanda in July 1994, some two or three months after the start of the horrific events in that landlocked country, the full scale of which had not, by that time, reached the wider world. My lasting memory of that time is the chaos of the situation. There was a camp that was Read more