Monday, 17 February 2014

Rwandan bishop in UK faces probe over allegations of role in 1994 genocide

The Observer yesterday carried these two stories by Chris McGreal.

Rwandan priest in UK faces probe over allegations of role in 1994 genocide
How ‘accomplice’ to Rwanda genocide turned up in a rural English pulpit

The first of these begins:

The Church of England is investigating a Rwandan bishop who is now serving as a parish priest in Worcestershire over “disturbing” allegations that he was a propagandist for leaders of his country’s 1994 genocide and complicit in sending Tutsis to their deaths.

The Diocese of Worcester issued this press release in response: Statement in response to allegations about Bishop Jonathan Ruhumuliza.

Other websites have subsequently published their own articles on this story.

Shari Miller Daily Mail Church of England investigates bishop accused of ‘collaborating’ in Rwandan genocide who is now a parish priest in Worcestershire

Edwin Musoni All Africa Rwanda: UK Church Probes Rwandan Bishop Over 1994 Genocide

A number of other African websites have republished the articles from either The Observer or the Daily Mail.

Posted by Peter Owen on Monday, 17 February 2014 at 11:26am GMT | TrackBack
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So long as he's not planning on entering a same sex marriage, his job and pension should be safe for the moment.

Posted by: ExRevd on Monday, 17 February 2014 at 11:35am GMT

Was this person not charged with this previously in Canada? The name seems familiar.

Posted by: Peter Denis on Monday, 17 February 2014 at 8:52pm GMT
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