Pope Francis poses with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and his wife Jeannette Kagame. Photo: AFP Pope Francis poses with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and his wife Jeannette Kagame. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis poses with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and his wife Jeannette Kagame. Photo: AFP

Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

In an extraordinary statement, the Vatican acknowledged that the church itself bore blame, as well as some Catholic priests and nuns who ‘succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission’ by participating in the genocide

Pope Francis poses with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and his wife Jeannette Kagame. Photo: AFP Pope Francis poses with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and his wife Jeannette Kagame. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis poses with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and his wife Jeannette Kagame. Photo: AFP
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