In 1994 the genocide in the little African country of Rwanda occurred, and shocked the world. Within a few weeks, at least 800 000 people, or even up to a million, were massacred. It had been carefully planned months in advance, and the warning signs were there – but no one heeded them.
The timing of the genocide was perfect, and deliberate: it occurred precisely when the whole world’s attention was focused on the long-anticipated election in South Africa which saw Nelson Mandela become the president and his evil terrorist organisation, the ANC, become the ruling party in the world’s youngest Communist state. As this was an event for which the world had been preparing for a very long time, global media institutions were all embedded in South Africa to ensure maximum coverage. But this meant that what was bubbling to the surface in Rwanda was all but ignored. It just wasn’t newsworthy enough. Mandela was newsworthy; South Africa was newsworthy; but little Rwanda? The rumblings there were viewed as just another of those endless and inexplicable tribal conflicts that Africa has become so famous for. And so the killers could lay their plans, and then – launch the genocide. And by the time the world woke up it was too late, and hundreds of thousands of people had been brutally massacred, with bodies clogging rivers and streets and a massive humanitarian crisis underway.
In The Bible Based Ministries Magazine, which was published for many years, I reported a number of times on the Rwandan genocide and the diabolically evil role played by priests and nuns of Rome in the killings. And as the year 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of those horrific events, these articles are reproduced below. They have been only very slightly edited for publication here, and a few extra references have been added for documentation. Thereafter, I conclude this present article with an update.
The truth about the guilt of the Roman Catholic institution in the genocide needs to be widely known. It reveals that Rome never changes. Even in this age of ecumenism, when the Great Whore presents a smiling face to the world, behind that smile is the same hatred and bloodthirstiness that has characterised her since she first appeared, so many centuries ago, as a blight upon the earth. She is the same as she was during the Crusades, during the Inquisition, during the world wars.
Priests and nuns of the Roman Catholic institution were not the only religious leaders involved in the genocide. There were leaders of the Anglican, Presbyterian, Seventh-day Adventist, and other religious institutions who participated as well. “Even the most senior members of the Anglican church were acting as errand boys for [Hutu] political masters who have preached murder and filled the rivers with blood,” noted the UK Observer. The president of the Rwandan Presbyterian institution was accused of inciting the killings in Kibuye. And the president of the Seventh-day Adventists was accused of organising a massacre of Adventist ministers at the Adventist “church” building in Ngoma. This is because these men were not true Christians either. These religious groups did not proclaim or stand for the true Gospel. They had been politicised by the same radical Marxist ideology that had infected Romanism. In addition, apart from being an extremely Roman Catholic country, Rwanda was also described as “one of the jewels in the crown of Charismatic Christianity”, where tens of thousands claimed to have been “baptized in the Spirit” at huge Charismatic crusades. This just shows the shallow, superficial, and false nature of Charismatic “conversions”. The Charismatic/Pentecostal message made no difference to the lives of the masses, even though they attended “crusades” in their thousands, just as it does not change or transform the lives of the masses anywhere in the world where the false Pentecostal/Charismatic “gospel” is proclaimed.
But by far the overwhelming majority of religious leaders who took part in the genocide were Romish priests. And not only that, but Rome’s involvement was deliberate, it was planned, it had the blessing of high-ranking leaders within the Roman Catholic institution, and it fits in perfectly with the measures Rome has used against its enemies throughout the centuries of its existence.
Let her part in those dark and terrible events never be forgotten.
Background to the Genocide
Rwanda was colonised by Germany in the second half of the nineteenth century. The two main tribes were the Tutsis and the Hutus. But although the Tutsis were in the minority, they held political power over the majority Hutus.
Belgian Roman Catholic missionary-priests of the order known as the “White Fathers” began to play an influential role in the country. After World War I, in the 1919 Versailles settlement, Rwanda became a League of Nations “Trust Territory” under Belgian control, which enabled the “White Fathers” to become even more influential. Influenced by the theory of evolution, these priests, and the Belgian colonial administrators of the country, viewed the Hutu majority as an inferior race to the Tutsis. But this changed after World War II, as a new breed of Roman Catholic priests was being produced in Belgium (and elsewhere): pro-Marxist priests. The Vatican after World War II began to swing towards Marxism, and in 1958 elected a decidedly pro-Marxist man to be the new pope of Rome: John XXIII. The Vatican believed that it could use Marxist theories of “social justice” and even Marxist muscle in Third World countries to gain ever greater influence and control in these countries. Consequently, the influence of the “White Fathers” was replaced by the pro-Marxist priests who came into Rwanda and who threw their support behind the oppressed Hutus, using the teachings of Marxism to stir up the majority Hutus against their Tutsi rulers. In time Tutsi dominance of Rwanda was replaced by Hutu dominance. In 1959, the year after the pro-Marxist John XXIII became Roman pope, there was a Hutu uprising against the Tutsis, and 10 000 Tutsis were killed, with over 100 000 forced to flee the country.
Three years later Gregoire Kayibanda became the first president of an independent Rwanda. This man had been secretary to Rwanda’s Roman Catholic archbishop, Vincent Nsengiyuma! With the Hutus now politically dominant and the Roman Catholic institution supporting them and promoting the same evil Marxist doctrines which the ruling party had imbibed, the Roman Catholic institution now began to orchestrate calls for the Tutsis to be kicked out of the country, claiming they were “invaders” and thus foreigners who did not belong in Rwanda.
In 1972 eleven pro-Marxist Hutu Roman Catholic priests and religious leaders sent a letter to the archbishop, in which they referred to the Tutsis as “counter-revolutionaries” (a favourite Marxist term for those opposed to Marxist terrorism) and as inyensi (cockroaches). It was a word which caught on, and was bandied about by the Hutu killers both before and during the 1994 genocide.
Then in 1973, as Tutsis began to be deliberately removed from schools, colleges and the civil service, the Roman Catholic institution publicly endorsed this Hutu-inspired purge. There were occasional massacres of Tutsis in its wake.
This was the background to the 1994 genocide.