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Libyan situation has never been more ‘critical,’ says prelate

May 21, 2014

A general who touts his opposition to Islamist militias has revolted against the Libyan government that emerged after NATO’s 2011 military action against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

“The situation remains tense, because it is not clear what lies beneath and what the various militias want to do,” Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli, told the Fides news agency.

“I have never found myself in such a critical situation,” he added. “We hope common sense prevails … Pray for us, because the only force is that of prayer that moves the hearts of people.”


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  • Posted by: Defender - May. 21, 2014 3:47 PM ET USA

    Do we have an ambassador there anymore or did Ms. Clinton wreck that too?