When Rwanda’s president Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down in 1994, a minority group was targeted for genocide. Thousands of Tutsis, a minority group in Rwanda, sought refuge in Catholic and Protestant churches. Unbeknownst to the Tutsis, many priests, nuns and clergymen were more than willing to turn on the Tutsis in their time of
Christian persecution happens far away from us. We may complain about the atheists or the satanists and their displays, or a lack of public prayer, but this isn’t the hard persecution many Christians face. For most of us, Christian persecution is a remote possibility. However, for many millions of others, persecution is a daily reality.
It may be the tragedy of the 21st century, and it’s still ongoing, but most of the world seems to have forgotten. Two years ago, there was a massive outpouring of support for Christians in Syria and Iraq. Today, there’s no more mention of them. What happened? A very real and terrible genocide is taking
Catholics and other Christians not only must apologise to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against gay people or fostered hostility toward them, Pope Francis said. “I think the Church not only must say it is sorry to the gay person it has offended, but also to the
Pope Francis may be going to Armenia, Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed on Friday. “It is true that a trip to Armenia in late June is being assessed,” the director of the Holy See press office said, but Vatican planners had not yet visited the country and neither the dates nor the program have
A Catholic MP, Robert Charles Flello has put forward a Commons motion designed to appeal to the Parliament to push the UN to obtain an agreement that the word ‘genocide’ should be used” in relation to the atrocities being committed in Iraq and Syria by ISIS. Rob Flello MP, who is the Chairman of the Catholic Legislators’ Network and
The British Government has agreed to consider if the massacre and expulsion of Christians from the Middle East by ISIS represents genocide but said it was unwilling to use the term. Baroness Anelay of St Johns, Minister of State at the Foreign Office, told the Lords that she would “reflect” on whether brutality inflicted on