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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 7, 2021 – Hour 1

On this date in 1994 the Rwandan Holocaust began. We hear Ubald Rugirangoga’s incredible story of forgiveness and Al examines why God allows such evils to happen.

Kresta Comments: Why Does God Allow Evil?

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Finding Forgiveness in the Rwandan Holocaust

The Rwandan Genocide began on April 7, 1994. During the next hundred or so days, more than 500,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered, many by their own friends and neighbors. Fr Ubald Rugirangoga lost more than eighty of his family members in the killings, but in the aftermath he experienced a renewed sense of purpose as a minister of reconciliation and a healing evangelist. Heidi Hess Saxton, coauthor of his autobiography, joins us.

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Heidi Hess Saxton is an acquisitions editor for Ave Maria Press. She co-authored Forgiveness Makes You Free: A Dramatic Story of Healing and Reconciliation from the Heart of Rwanda with Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga and is also the author of seven other books including Lent with St Teresa of Calcutta. Visit her at

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