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Rwandan priest in UK faces probe over allegations of role in 1994 genocide
Rt Rev Jonathan Ruhumuliza was a bishop in Rwanda, where he is accused of being a 'propagandist' for Hutu extremists

By Chris McGreal
February 15, 2014

Rt Rev Jonathan Ruhumuliza, priest at St Mary and All Saints church, Hampton Lovett, in Worcestershire.

The Church of England is investigating a Rwandan bishop who is now serving as a parish priest in Worcestershire over "disturbing" allegations that he was a propagandist for leaders of his country's 1994 genocide and complicit in sending Tutsis to their deaths.

The church said it had been unaware of the most serious accusations when it appointed the Right Rev Jonathan Ruhumuliza in 2005, even though they had been widely aired during and after the genocide, in which 800,000 Tutsis were murdered, and which led to a schism within the Anglican church in Rwanda.

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