Bishop Wilfred Anagbe of the Nigerian Diocese of Makurdi in Benue state at a breakfast at Capitol Hill organized by Aid to the Church in Need on Jan. 30, 2024. | Credit: Peter Pinedo/CNA

Is the Persecution in Nigeria a Christian Genocide? This Bishop Says "yes"

Jan 31, 2024

Bishop Wilfred Anagbe of Nigeria warned that if greater action is not taken he believes the Christian population could disappear entirely in the next few decades.

Fr. Thégène Ngoboka, director of the Cyangugu Justice and Peace Commission in Rwanda. Credit: ACN

Catholic Church in Rwanda Journeying with Prisoners to Heal Wounds of Civil War

May 7, 2023

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 prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. Alan Holdren/CNA

Canada's Residential Schools System was "cultural genocide": Pope Francis

Jul 30, 2022

Pope Francis has agreed with the view that the forced removal of Indigenous children and their treatment in Canada’s residential school system was a form of “cultural genocide.”

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Do Everything to Stop “Rwanda-type genocide” in Ethiopia: Church Leaders Urge Pope Francis

Dec 2, 2021

Members of the Tigray Diaspora Inter-Religious Council (TDIRC) are calling on Pope Francis to take every possible action to stop the ongoing clashes, which they describe as a genocide against the people of Tigray.

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Catholic Film on Rwandan Genocide Reveals Mary’s Unheeded Warning ahead of Killings

Nov 21, 2021

The mention of the 1994 Rwandan genocide ignites memories of one of the world’s worst genocides in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed. Not many, however, are aware that the Virgin Mary warned of the disaster through a series of apparitions.

Cyprien Rugamba, his wife Daphrose Rugamba, and their six children who were all executed in the infamous 1994 Rwandan genocide. Credit: Public Domain

Family Killed in Rwandan Genocide Being Considered for Sainthood after Glowing Testimonies

Sep 28, 2021

The canonization of Cyprien Rugamba, his wife Daphrose Rugamba, and their six children who were all executed in the infamous 1994 Rwandan genocide, is being considered after the conclusion of a report detailing the Catholic family’s exemplary life.

Antoine Cardinal Kambanda during an interview with EWTN News on 28 November 2020. Credit: EWTN News

Rwanda’s Cardinal Says Eucharist Key to Unity, Reconciliation amid History of Genocide

May 28, 2021

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.”

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25.

“It was a big surprise for me, I did not expect it”: Rwanda’s First Cardinal-elect

Oct 26, 2020

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda’s Kigali Archdiocese, the only African Prelate among the 13 new Cardinals who were named Sunday, October 25 has described his appointment as “a big surprise” beyond his expectation.

Some Religious leaders in Malawi after a meeting with former President Arthur Peter Mutharika.

Malawi’s Religious Leaders Contest Proposed Abortion Law, Threaten Unspecified Action

Sep 16, 2020

Religious leaders in the Southeastern African nation of Malawi are contesting attempts by the country’s legislators to amend the law and legalize abortion, which they say is “genocide of unborn babies in Malawi.”

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Diocese, Nigeria.

It is Genocide Indeed, Nigerian Bishop Says of Increased Killings

Aug 7, 2020

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria’s Diocese of Sokoto has likened the increased killings of Nigerian Christians by Fulani herdsmen who also target Muslims in the west African country to genocide, a statement that concurs with a recently published report in the United Kingdom (UK) that suggests unfolding genocide in Nigeria.

The late Rwandan Gospel Singer, 38-year-old Kizito Mihigo who was found dead in police cells in Kigale on the morning of Monday, February 17, 2020.

Rwandan Gospel Singer, Former Seminarian, 1994 Genocide Survivor, Dead in Police Cells

Feb 18, 2020

Kizito Mihigo, a popular gospel singer in the Central African nation of Rwanda who has been described as a “devout Catholic known for songs promoting healing and forgivingness” was Monday, February 17 morning, found dead in police cells in the country’s capital, Kigali.

Archbishop Antoine Kambanda (center), Fidèle NdayIsaba (right) at the press conference in Kigali, Rwanda on October 22, 2019 / Episcopal Conference of Rwanda

Church in Rwanda Plans to Review Her Legacy toward Peace 25 Years after Genocide

Oct 25, 2019

As Rwanda continues to recover from memories of the 1994 genocide that was characterized with, among other issues, bitter memories of complacency from various quarters, the Catholic Church in this Central African nation is preparing to look back at her activities over the past 25 years in regard to witnessing to peaceful coexistence, a Rwandan Church leader has announced.