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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Rwanda's Kagame is welcomed by Pope Francis during the private meeting at the Vatican.
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