Canadian bishops urge action against Islamist sect
Catholic World News - November 16, 2011
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is urging the Nigerian government to take steps to protect civilians from Boko Haram (“Western education is a sin”), the Islamist sect that is waging a campaign against some mosques as well as churches.
“We urge your government to take the necessary measures that will ensure the rights not only of the residents of the villages recently affected by this violence but all Nigerians, so they can live in peace and security,” said Bishop François Lapierre of Saint-Hyacinthe, chairman of the CCCB’s Human Rights Committee.
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