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03/20/2017 01:22 pm ET

Pope Francis Asks For Catholic Church To Be Forgiven For Role in Rwandan Genocide

Rwanda's president said the meeting was "an act of courage" and is the start of a "new chapter."
Pope Francis talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame during a private meeting at the Vatican on March 20.
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Pope Francis talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame during a private meeting at the Vatican on March 20.
Hutu refugees wait to be evacuated May 25, 1994, in Rwanda.
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Hutu refugees wait to be evacuated May 25, 1994, in Rwanda.
Bodies and wreckage lie on the floor of a room May 5, 1994, in Rukara, Rwanda. Hundreds of Tutsis were killed at the Rukara C
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Bodies and wreckage lie on the floor of a room May 5, 1994, in Rukara, Rwanda. Hundreds of Tutsis were killed at the Rukara Catholic mission in April 1994 in one of the worst massacres of the Rwandan violence.
A Tutsi woman lies ill outside the Ruhango refugee camp May 25, 1994, in Rwanda.
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A Tutsi woman lies ill outside the Ruhango refugee camp May 25, 1994, in Rwanda.
Rwanda's Kagame is welcomed by Pope Francis during the private meeting at the Vatican.
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Rwanda's Kagame is welcomed by Pope Francis during the private meeting at the Vatican.
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