“In the land of a thousand hills, many who killed their neighbours in Rwanda’s genocide 25 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead.”
A very impressive tree nursery, set up by villagers with the help of Caritas and Trócaire, is responsible for thousands of environmentally important and economically beneficial trees in southern Rwanda.
Exploring global justice through art forms such as poetry, performance, music and painting, is a fun and creative way to engage young people in complex issues.
“Now more than ever, the compassion, empathy and generosity of spirit, so characteristic of our people in our best moments, are displayed by our awardees here today” President Michael D Higgins
As head of the diplomatic corps in Ethiopia at the time of the famine, Archbishop Thomas White was responsible for coordinating the contributions of many countries and charities in support of those who were starving.
Twins Fr Brian and Fr Rory have PhDs in engineering while Fr Jim worked as a civil engineer both in Ireland and as a volunteer with Concern in Cambodia and Burundi, where his vocation story began.
This 1000th heifer adds to an already strong ‘Irish herd’ now in Rwanda. The herd is multiplying every year as Bóthar returns with artificial-insemination straws from Ireland to put the cows back in calf.
Pontiff calls on heads of state and international organisations to recognise the truth of what happened in Armenian genocide in which 1.5m lost their lives.