Posts Tagged ‘Butare’

EFF HORWITZ
Special to The Gazette

BUTARE, Rwanda — Some of the men in the dusty yard of Butare Central Prison
remember Pierre Célestin Halindintwali as a schoolmate or party guest. But more
often, he’s recalled as the man who hid bodies. (more…)

By: Tom Ndahiro
In June 1994, towards the last weeks of the genocide, Cardinal Roger ETCHEGARAY was sent by Pope John Paul II to Rwanda. During his visit, the Holy See envoy met with several clerics, priests and nuns.
At the Junior Seminary of Butare, Etchegaray met with priests and had discussions with them. During this meeting, Bishop Misago told him that the reason why Tutsi priests were killed was that the population had lost trust in them.
Eyewitnesses told me he then proposed to Cardinal Etchegaray to find another place for Tutsi priests outside Rwanda. Etchegaray never felt outraged by such words! Bishop Misago has confirmed to me that he said this, but claimed it was for their safety! (more…)