Tag: rwanda

After Rwanda closes churches, bishops urge protection of religious rights

OXFORD, England | The Rwandan Catholic bishops’ conference urged the government of President Paul Kagame to preserve religious rights after government officials closed thousands of churches and mosques. The buildings remained locked because of what the government said were health and safety issues, including lack of toilets, plastered walls and paved access roads. “Most Catholics… Read more »

Rwanda genocide’s lesson: Don’t be defined by the past

American witness to 1994 massacres spreads good news of healing that followed MIAMI | When Gabriela Latimer was in eighth grade, her teacher advised her not to pursue a history project on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, deeming it too graphic. Over 800,000 people were killed in about 100 days, so the teacher had a… Read more »