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Malawi: bishops’ headquarters destroyed

CWN - October 17, 2011

Amid a campaign of arson attacks against critics of Malawi’s government, the headquarters of the episcopal conference has been destroyed in a fire. In August, Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza, the president of the episcopal conference, called upon President Bingu wa Mutharika to “stop suffocating civil society, the press, the judiciary power and democracy.”

The nation of 13.6 million is 28% Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.

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