Rwanda boasts good agricultural conditions, but the high population density represents an obstacle to economic recovery. In addition, the ethnic conflicts of the past have left wounds that have not yet completely healed. 2017 was a special year for Catholics in Rwanda, as the Catholic Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first ordination of a local priest.
We were also very much looking forward to the 100th anniversary of the priesthood in Rwanda. As part of the celebration, we were able to fund spiritual retreats for Rwandan bishops to strengthen the country’s priests in their vocation.
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Another focus of our assistance in Rwanda in 2017 was on educational support for family counsellors. In this way, we are helping the Church to assist couples in their natural family planning and to help educate their children from a Christian perspective.