Rev. Peter Mangum


Fri February 22, 2013

Rwandan genocide survivor spreads forgiveness message in Shreveport

Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Rev. Peter Mangum traveled to Rwanda in August 2012 to visit Rev. Ubald Rugirangoga's Center for the Secret of Peace.
Credit St. John Berchmans

The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Church in Shreveport is hosting a Roman Catholic priest from Rwanda who will speak about forgiveness during weekend events. Rev. Ubald Rugirangoga lost 80 family members to Rwanda’s ethnic strife, beginning in 1963 with his father’s murder. He says more than 45,000 of his parishioners were killed in the genocide. Today, Rugirangoga is invited to speak around the world about how he has been able to forgive the killers and find inner peace.

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