Father Ubald Rugirangoga, a priest from the Cyangugu Diocese of Rwanda, suffered greatly in one of greatest horrors of modern history – the 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi people. During the genocide, Father Ubald lost 80 members of his family and 45,000 parishioners. He forgave the man who killed his family and even adopted that man’s children when there was no one to care for them. He has played a big role in the implementation of the reconciliation program in Rwanda.
Father Ubald has a God-given gift of healing and preaches powerful message of forgiveness.
From 17th – 23rd April 2017 he was at Muganza parish to pray for the sick people and preach about forgiveness. During this week, Father Ubald had time to talk to different groups of people, people with general problems in their families, survivors of 1994 Genocide and people who were in prison because they had killed people during Genocide. And on Sunday 23rd April, everyone came together. From 8am to 5pm in the GS Muganza school play ground, Father Ubald preached about forgiveness and when he shared the sacrament many people got healed and were relieved from their sins.
Note from the editor:- Since the 1994 Genocide, Rwanda has embarked on an ambitious justice and reconciliation process with the ultimate aim of all Rwandans once again living side by side in peace. The reconciliation process in Rwanda focuses on reconstructing the Rwandan identity, as well as balancing justice, truth, peace and security. The Constitution now states that all Rwandans share equal rights. Laws have been passed to fight discrimination and divisive genocide ideology.