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… Continue reading 'We apologize for all the wrongs the Church committed' – Rwanda receives apology from bishops
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… Continue reading Has the world forgotten about the Christian genocide in the Middle East?
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… Continue reading Director of the Holy See press office confirms Pope's June visit to Armenia
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… Continue reading Catholic Robert Flello MP appeals to Parliament to legally recognise Christian Genocide in the Middle East
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… Continue reading British Government ‘unwilling’ to call persecution of Middle East faithful genocide