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By: Robin Murray-o'hair Re: Anglicans in Rwanda ANGLICAN BISHOPS ACCUSED OF COMPLICITY IN GENOCIDE Protestors name bishops involved; Archbishop of Canterbury admits failure of church during massacres in Rwanda. Following the killing of the president of Rwanda in April 1994, the country was rent with civil war and at least 500,000 persons were murdered. Now some in that country are accusing bishops, priests, and lay members of the Eglise Episcopale du Rwanda of participating in the genocidal campaigns. During a visit to Rwanda from May 9 to May 13, Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledged some blame on the part of the Episcopal church, stating that "The church in Rwanda lost an opportunity to be prophetic during the genocide. The church should have been calling out for justice but by and large its voice was silent." During his visit, protesters waved placards naming bishops they claimed were involved in the massacres. Among those named was Augustin Nshamihigo, archbishop of Kigali, who is currently living in exile in Nairobi. --30-- ----------------------------------------------------------- THEISTWATCH An educational service provided by American Atheists, P O Box 140195, Austin, TX 78714-0195. For information on American Atheists, e-mail: info@atheist.org. * WCE 2.0/2394 * Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

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