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African bishops issue urgent peace plea

Catholic World News - July 15, 2013

Meeting in Kinshasa, Congo, the leaders of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have issued a call for international help in ending the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“We cannot remain silent before a drama which appears to have been forgotten,” said the SECAM leaders. They urged the UN, European Union, “and the governments of other countries in any way involved” to take action to stop the fighting.

The SECAM statement also called attention to continuing violence in the Central African Republic, Mali, Nigeria, and the Horn of Africa, as well as South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Tunisia, and Egypt.

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