Bishop describes horror of Central African Republic conflict
January 09, 2014
In a recent message marking the anniversary of the beginning of the Central African Republic conflict, Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia of Bossangoa, a city of 40,000, recounted the horrors that have taken place in his region during the previous year.
The people, he said, have endured “rapes, murders, kidnappings for ransom, robbery, burning of fields and homes, acts of vandalism against the administrative structures, destruction of the municipal archives, looting of Church structures, desecration of churches. There is desolation everywhere.”
Military clashes, he added, “always end in abuses against civilians,” in which both sides -- which he stressed ought not to be identified with Islam and Christianity -- have played a part.
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- Central African Republic conflict under the Djotodia administration (Wikipedia)
- Central African Republic conflict (2012–13) (Wikipedia)