The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), has welcomed the United Kingdom’s (UK) Supreme Court ruling against the country’s plan to send asylum seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda.
Single mothers in Rwanda are among the “most vulnerable” beneficiaries of the initiatives that members of the Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kigali are undertaking in view of empowering the needy.
Members of the Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda are enrolling girls in “technical professions” in an effort to break gender barriers in the landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa.
Members of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (ACEAC) comprising Catholic Bishops in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda have renewed “alternative paths” to peace in their region.
On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs supporting educators around the globe including Africa.
Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Rwanda have partnered with an Italian Foundation to facilitate the expansion of their school in Kimihurura in the Catholic Archdiocese of Kigali in view of providing quality education to “more children”.
Over 100 malnourished children in Rwanda’s Rulindo District in the Catholic Archdiocese of Kigali are beneficiaries of a comprehensive rehabilitation program that Caritas initiated in the East African nation.
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 of the current Nyundo Diocese during the 1994 genocide has been arrested in South Africa.
Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, has reached out to victims of floods in a Rwandan Catholic Diocese in a grant to Caritas, implemented through cash transfers.
Nearly three decades after the Rwandan genocide in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed, the wounds are still tender, and a lot still needs to be done to bring about forgiveness by those who remain wounded.
Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to the people of God in Rwanda following the torrential rains that swept through the Northern, Western, and Southern Provinces of the country during the night of May 2-3, resulting in deadly floods.
Fr. Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, a Rwandan Catholic Priest considered a “key mastermind” of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has been, “not subject to any appeal”, dismissed from clerical duties.
Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Smaragde Mbonyintege from the pastoral care of the Catholic Diocese of Kabgayi in Rwanda and has appointed Mons. Balthazar Ntivuguruzwa as his successor.
Learners at Don Bosco Gatenga in Rwanda’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kigali are taking part in a clean-up exercise that is part of their initiative to realize Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Letter “on care for our common home”, Laudato Si’.
Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Jean-Marie Vianney Twagirayezu who has been serving as Secretary General of Caritas Rwanda as Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Kibungo in the country in the Great Rift Valley of Central Africa, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa converge.
The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is empowering teen mothers with vocational skills in Rwanda’s Gikongoro Diocese.
Catholic Bishops in Rwanda have elected Antoine Cardinal Kambanda President of the Episcopal Conference of Rwanda (CEPR).
Catholic Bishops in Rwanda and Burundi have expressed their “solidarity and spiritual closeness” with the people of God in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid reports of persistent violent conflicts and deaths.
Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Giuseppe Filippi of the Catholic Diocese of Kotido in Uganda and appointed his successor.
There is need for concerted efforts with the youth at the forefront in the fight against “climate injustice”, the global Coordinator of Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC), a coalition of more than 530 youth from over 40 countries in the global North and South who are united in the demand for “action on addressing the Loss and Damage caused by climate change”, has said.