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European Church Leaders Apologize to Africans For Slavery, Colonialism


A delegation of European church leaders, recently in Harare, has publicly apologized to Zimbabweans and Africans for the historical wrongs of colonization and slavery.

At a prayer conference in Harare that ended Sunday, delegates of the European-African Reconciliation Process apologized for what Cecil Rhodes, who colonized Zimbabwe in the late 19th century, “has done to the country and the continent.”

Chairman Chris Seaton of the European church organizaiton said the formal apology, delivered in Harare and witnessed by an audience that included former president Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique, aimed at healing historical wounds.

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