As Islamists lose ground in Mali, Church may help broker peace
Catholic World News - March 08, 2013
Welcoming the French military presence that has broken Islamist rebels’ control of northern Mali, a Church official in the west African nation predicted that there may be a Catholic presence on the newly-created Commission for Dialogue and Reconciliation.
“We think that the Catholic Church will be part of this body, because, as the prime minister said, in the commission the different social and religious components of the country will merge, so that all Malians can identify themselves in this structure,” said Father Edmond Dembele, secretary of the nation’s episcopal conference.
The nation of 15.5 million is 90% Muslim and 2% Catholic, with most of the remainder of the population retaining indigenous beliefs.
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