Kigali, 28 May, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
As the Church in Rwanda celebrates the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, Antoine Cardinal Kambanda has underscored the value of the Eucharist in the landlocked Great Rift Valley East African nation, saying it is key to unity and reconciliation as Rwandans recover from “our history of Genocide.”
The Eucharist, Cardinal Kambanda has been quoted as saying, “is a source of love, unity and reconciliation because in our country, in our history of Genocide, love was destroyed. Love that Christ gave us as heritage to be brothers and sisters who love one another.”
In the Thursday, May 27 report by The New Times of Rwanda, the Cardinal further says, “We should recover this love for unity and reconciliation in the Eucharist as a source of love.”
He highlights the value of the Eucharist in his country saying it is “a source of unity and reconciliation that we need as Rwandans.”
Cardinal Kambanda explains, “When we share the body of Christ, we become one body as members of one body. Because the body has different members who do not look the same but united to make it one body. They complete one another.”