- Dec 9, 2019
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has appealed to the international community not to punish the people of Myanmar as it faces genocide charges over the military’s 2017 crackdown on Rohingya.
Rwanda’s Catholic bishops apologized for urging the release of some prisoners convicted for roles in the 1994 genocide, saying they realized by the reaction that they had caused much hurt.
Phally Budock, who will enter the church this Easter at St. Andrew Apostle Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, has always believed in God, but for a long time she did not understand why God allowed terrible things to happen, such as the atrocities she witnessed during the Cambodian genocide in the late 1970s.
Catholics outside the West may well wonder why, of all the things happening in and around the Vatican on Friday, it was an LGBTQ meeting that dominated media attention.
Twenty-five years after the genocide Rwanda has six “reconciliation villages” where convicted perpetrators who have been released from prison after publicly apologizing for their crimes live side by side with genocide survivors who have professed forgiveness.
Rwanda’s Catholic Church has not stopped grieving for the victims of the country’s 1994 genocide, according to Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Kigali.