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Bishop sees hope for new government in Somalia

CWN - April 12, 2013

Returning to Somalia’s capital city after a 6-year absence, the country’s leading Catholic prelate has reported signs that a new national government may bring unity to the African country after years of anarchy.

“I found concrete signs of hope, even if the new state institutions are not yet in full control of the situation,” said Bishop Giorgio Bertin after a visit to Mogadishu. He reported that the rival militia groups that have contested for control of Somalia for years were no longer in evidence. Catholic charitable agencies have been able to deliver aid, using local partners, he said.

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