On 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide, pope urges reconciliation

April 5, 2014 12:17 AM

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On 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide, pope urges reconciliation

A bouquet of flowers tied with a ribbon showing the message “Genocide Never Again” is pictured at the Kigali Genocide Memorial grounds as the country prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. (CNS photo/Noor Khami, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just days before Rwanda was to begin a week-long period of official mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of its genocide, Pope Francis urged the country’s bishops to be resolute in continuing the work of healing and reconciliation.

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