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The Secret To Peace? A Rwandan Priest Says Try Forgiveness

Katsey Long

In 1994, between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the Rwandan genocide. The documentary Forgiveness: The Secret of Peace tells the story of Father Ubald, a Tutsi and Catholic priest in Rwanda. He escaped the genocide, but most of his family and parishioners were killed. He now preaches a message of forgiveness and reconciliation between perpetrators and victims, and holds widely attended “healing masses.”  

Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard spoke with documentary producer Katsey Long and Father Ubald, who said that when the violence in his country was escalating he didn’t understand how it had come to that.

Forgiveness: The Secret of Peace premieres Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts in Jackson.

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