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Notre Dame theologians explore life, death and resurrection in Rwanda

Michael O. Garvey

Watch video The genocide in Rwanda, whose 20th anniversary is being observed worldwide this month, began only a few days after Easter. That the hatred that cost the lives of a million people in this overwhelmingly Christian country could be unleashed so near to Holy Week seems paradoxical, ironic or even blasphemous.

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‘A ministry of presence’

Carol C. Bradley, NDWorks

Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., is the newly appointed chaplain for the University’s staff and retirees. “I’m there as a presence to people in their work, as well as in their lives,” Father Jim says. “I am here to serve the staff, as well as to represent Notre Dame to families at the time of loss of a loved one.” Staff...

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