Father Ubald Rugirangoga Catholic Evangelist and Apostle of Forgiveness
Father Ubald was ordained a Catholic priest in the Cyangugu Diocese of Rwanda in 1984 . In 1994, Rwanda suffered one of the greatest atrocities of modern history with the genocide of the Tutsi people. It is estimated that 1,174,000 people were killed in 100 days. During the genocide, Father Ubald lost 80 members of his family and 45,000 pa rishioners. He miraculously survived by escaping thr ough the Congo to Europe. After the genocide, he returned to Rwanda and began to preach healing, forgiveness and reconciliation throughout the country. He not only preaches forgiveness, he is a living ex ample of its healing powers forgiving the man who killed his family and even adopting that man s children when there was no one to care for them. He has assisted the Catholic Church and the government of Rwanda in implementing reconciliation programs across the coun try Today, thousands come to hear him preach and receive healing through the Eucharist and his prayers.
Through the grace of God, Father Ubald has been given a unique gift of healing. He communicates the living power of Jesus’s healing wherever he preaches. His healing services are a tool of evangelization and encounter with the living Christ throughout Rwanda, Europe, and the United States. He first came to the United States in 2009 at the invitation of Immaculée Ilibagiza, author of Left To Tell and fellow genocide survivor. Since that time, he has brought the power of forgiveness and the love of the living Christ into the lives of countless individuals who have been healed physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Father Ubald’s full time ministry includes speaking engagements, praying with people, evangelization , retreats, healing services and working for The Center for the Secret of Peace. The Center for the Secret of Peace is Father Ubald’s vision of a place where all people can come to learn about forgiveness, peace and reconciliation through Jesus. It is currently being built on a 75 acre property owned by his Diocese in Rwanda