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Central African Republic: rebels seize city, loot church

Catholic World News - January 30, 2013

Rebels in the Central African Republic have seized control of Alindao, a city of 160,000 that is the seat of one of the nation’s nine dioceses, destroyed the city hall and police stations, and looted a Catholic church.

“They went to the church to carry off many things belonging to the nuns, the priests, including motorcycles of the Catholic charity Caritas,” said a local lawmaker. “They are a mob who destroy, loot and sack in total impunity.”

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