lunedì 27 settembre 2021

Why Catholic Church Is Considering Cyprien Rugamba, Wife for Sainthood

(Liesse Niwe - The New Times - Kigali)
Rugamba, his wife and six children were killed during the Genocide against the Tutsi. The Catholic Church last week concluded a report for beatification and canonization of Cyprien and Daphrose Rugamba, and their six children, the report was presented during a mass on Thursday last week. The family was killed in the Genocide against Tutsi by the former presidential guards on April 7, 1994. The cause for canonization of the family was opened by the Catholic Church on October 2, 2015. Canonization is an official and definitive statement from the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, recognizing a deceased person as holy. Canonization leads the worship of the saint on a universal scale, whereas beatification leads to the worship in the specific diocese they lived in. (...)