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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.