Libya: bishop modifies statement on desecration of cemetery
Catholic World News - June 09, 2011
The apostolic vicar of Tripoli has modified an earlier statement on the desecration of an Italian cemetery.
On June 6, Bishop Giovanni Martinelli had told the Fides news agency that “I called the Islamic Call Society to report the desecration of the Italian cemetery … We must make it clear that the cemetery should be respected as a sacred place.”
On June 8, however, he said:
I visited the cemetery. The graves were not desecrated. The ossuary is in order. They only wrote on the walls of the caretaker’s house. I pray for our protection on behalf of all those dead people who gave their blood for Libya.
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