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Attack on Catholic mission outpost in Central African Republic

Catholic World News - October 01, 2013

Sudanese members of the Séléka rebel coalition, which assumed power in the Central African Republic in March, have ransacked the Catholic mission in Bouar, a city of 40,000 in the western portion of the nation, according to the Fides news agency.

An Italian priest of the mission, which is entrusted to the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Bétharram, was tied up, and a deacon was held hostage before being released.

In Bangassuo, Bishop Juan Jose Aguirre Munos told the Fides news service, Seleka militants have engaged in “continuing abuses against the population.” The bishop reported that Seleka rebels have plagued residents through extortion, intimidation, and violence. “The people are weary of the constant harassment of the rebels,” he said.

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