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Libyan prelate says rebels not ready to take power

Catholic World News - August 23, 2011

Libya’s leading Catholic prelate, who has frequently decried the effort to oust the Qaddafi regime, still holds out hope for a peaceful accord between the government and the rebels who have entered Tripoli.

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the apostolic administrator of Tripoli, reports that the situation in the nation’s capital is confused and unstable. “I don’t think Tripoli is in the hands of the rebels,” he says. He predicted heavy resistance against any effort by rebels to form a new government.

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