KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept 1 ( – A noted Catholic Marian theologian has disputed the charges of genocide and murder leveled against a Rwandan Catholic bishop by the Rwandan president. In an interview with FIDES news service, reported on today by Catholic World News, world renowned French theologian Father Rene Laurentin, who had contact with Bishop Augustin Misago of Ginkongoro, condemned the accusations brought against the bishops. Laurentin described the trial as “a campaign against the Catholic Church, to make her appear as the cause of an evil which she sought in every possible way to prevent and to stop.”

For more see today’s LifeSite Special Report:
Scandalous Effort to Blame Catholic Church for Rwandan Genocide


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