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Fr. Ubald has been a Roman Catholic priest for 25 years in the Cyangugu Diocese of southeastern Rwanda. Cyangugu is situated very closely to the Congo and Burundi borders on the picturesque Lake Kivu. During the 1994 genocide Fr. Ubald lost over 80 members of his family and over 45,000 of his parishioners were exterminated. He escaped through the Congo on foot in the middle of the night. When he left Rwanda at that time he made a promise to his Bishop that he would return to bring healing to his people. He spent 3 months in Belgium during the genocide at which time he said that he cried every day. After a trip to Lourdes where he heard Jesus tell him “Ubald, carry your cross,” he felt a release from the burden of his sorrows and knew he was called to preach healing, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Fr. Ubald has a beautiful healing gift and his focus is on healing and evangelization wherever he goes. There are many documented cases of physical healings, spiritual healings, healings in relationships and emotional healings through his prayers. It is not uncommon for him to do a healing service in his country where anywhere from 10,000-60,000 people will be in attendance.

The Government of Rwanda seeks him out for advice on forgiveness and reconciliation as the country continues to rebuild after the devastation of the genocide. He continues to preach healing, forgiveness and reconciliation in Rwanda, the Congo and Burundi. He has also traveled all over Europe, the Holy Land and other parts of Africa. He made his first trip to the United States in 2009, at the request of Immaculee’ Ilibagiza, author of “Left To Tell, “ another genocide survivor, who currently resides in the US.

“The Center for the Secret of Peace”

Fr. Ubald, with permission of his Bishop, has a vision to build a center of healing and reconciliation that will minister to the people of his diocese, Rwanda, and the surrounding areas of Burundi and Congo where there has been so much war, poverty and trauma. The diocese has purchased a beautiful piece of property overlooking Lake Kivu to build the center. They are working on the infrastructure and improvements of the property and planning the buildings needed for the Healing Center.

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 ‘Forgiveness: The Secret of Peace’ a documentary on the life and work of 

Father Ubald Rugirangoga

For more information on the documentary view the website: https://secretofpeace.org

Any donations or monies given during his time in the US will be going directly to the Center for the Secret of Peace and his ongoing work of healing and evangelization.

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