Athanase Serombawar isn’t a name you’re likely to read about in the Religion section of your newspaper, but it ought to be. Serombawar is a Catholic Priest who led a mob to trap 1,500 people, including children, inside a church, pour gasoline through the roof, and set the church on fire. The 1,500 people were all killed, and Serombawar had the burned building bulldozed to make sure of the fact. Serombawar didn’t just participate in the mob violence. He led it. He issued to the order to kill all the people trapped in that church.
Athanase Serombawar is only one of many priests and nuns who led murderous attacks during the Rwandan genocide. That’s the power of faith.