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Pope begs God's forgiveness for Church sins during Rwanda genocide

AFP | 2017-03-20 14:53:12.0
This file photo taken on February 28, 2004 shows the skeletons of the people who died during the 1994 Rwandan genocide on display in a room at the Murambi Technical School, where nearly 27,000 ethnic Tutsis were killed.
Image by: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP FILES / AFP

Pope Francis on Monday begged for God's forgiveness for "the sins and failings of the Church and its members" implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed around 800,000 people.

The Vatican statement followed a meeting between Francis and the Rwanda President Paul Kagame.

The pardon plea followed a request from Rwanda in November for the Vatican to apologise for the role some Catholic priests and religious figures played in the massacres.

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