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Prelate: Catholics in Tripoli safe

Catholic World News - September 06, 2011

Speaking from Italy, where he is undergoing medical treatment, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli said that Catholics in Libya’s capital were safe following the entry of rebel forces into the city.

“Life begins to return slowly back to normality,” said Bishop Giovanni Martinelli. “There are no particular difficulties.”

“In the past days Masses were celebrated without problems and safely,” he added. “Among the Catholics present in Libya I once again want to recall the Filipino nurses who have remained to ensure their service even in the most difficult moments. These people have left everything to serve the sick in hospitals.”

“The new authorities are working to ensure order and safety,” he continued. “In fact, priority is security. I definitely think that there is, on behalf of everyone, a firm desire to normalize the situation and restore peace.”

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