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Sectarian violence in Guinea; churches burned down

Catholic World News - August 01, 2013

An estimated 17 churches in five cities in Guinea have been burned down or looted since July 14, according to Worldwatch Monitor, a news site that reports on the persecution of Christians.

A priest told Worldwatch Monitor that in one city, “the two Catholic and Protestant churches have all been ransacked and burned” and that “almost all the houses and shops belonging to Christians or people affiliated with Christians have not escaped the fury of attackers.”

A Muslim cleric has also been killed in the wave of sectarian violence, and a mosque has been burned down.

Located in West Africa, the nation of 10.9 million is 85% Muslim, 5% Protestant, and 3% Catholic; 7% retain indigenous beliefs.

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