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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rwanda Blasts Vatican

BRUSSELS () -- Rwanda's foreign minister attacked the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, blaming some priests for aiding genocide in the Central African state.

"The men of the church failed. The Catholic Church failed," Anastase Gasana said in Brussels.

The Catholic and Anglican churches in the mainly Christian nation have been embarrassed by reports priests played a role in the genocide of up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus last year.

In France, a Catholic priest from Rwanda, Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, was placed under investigation on suspicion of involvement in the genocide last week.