RWANDA: Bishops Apologize for Calling for Release of Convicts of Genocide

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KIGALI, APRIL 23, 2019 (CISA)-The Rwandan Catholic Bishops Conference has apologized for calling for the release of some prisoners convicted for roles in the 1994 genocide.

“We apologise because we announced it during this difficult commemoration period,” the bishops said in a statement signed by Bishop Phillippe Rukamba, the president of the Rwandan Catholic Bishops Conference.

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Their apology followed the criticism of a pastoral letter that called for the release of old and ill convicts serving sentences for the mass killings.

“We wrote to Christians, encouraging them to continue promoting unity and reconciliation, while also seeking forgiveness.”

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“This letter caused a lot of hurt, especially for what we requested on behalf of the elderly and sickest who are still in prison for the crime of genocide. We are saddened it...
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