Rwandan genocide survivor promotes sacrificial message of Our Lady of Kibeho
Twenty-five years ago, Immaculée Ilibagiza huddled motionlessly with seven other women in a tiny bathroom, praying her rosary as neighbors-turned-killers ransacked the house in search of victims.
It was the height of the Rwandan genocide, a period of 100 bloody days that began April 7, 1994, during which extremist members of the country’s Hutu majority tribe killed between 800,000 and 1 million of the rival Tutsi tribe and moderate Hutus. By the time Ilibagiza left the bathroom, her mother, father and two brothers had been murdered. More….