On March 30, 2009, Gerald Caplan, author of The Betrayal of Africa and Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide, wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail about the complicity of the Christian Church in the Rwandan genocide. In his view,
“The Catholic hierarchy in Rwanda, mostly Hutu by 1994, failed to condemn its Hutu extremist friends who were carrying out this African holocaust. While some priests and nuns distinguished themselves by saving threatened Tutsi, far more actively collaborated with the genocidaires in their murderous exploits or at best stood by, silent.
Had they stood up and denounced the plot, had the Pope flown to Rwanda during the genocide (as he had before it) to demand that his flock stop their killing, the genocide could have been stopped in its track.
Instead, they allowed perhaps a million defenseless, innocent Tutsi to be murdered to satisfy the greed and lust for power of the Hutu elite, their close friends.”
To read the full article on the Globe and Mail, click here.