Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

War refugees killed at cathedral in Central African Republic

Catholic World News - July 09, 2014

Among an estimated 12,000 people who have sought refuge at the Catholic cathedral in Bamabari to escape the fighting in the Central African Republic, at least 17 have been killed, the Fides news service reports.

Islamic rebels of the Seleka group attacked the cathedral on July 8, Fides reports. The rebels also looted the cathedral complex. Because of difficulties in communicating with the besieged Catholics, it is not yet clear whether the cathedral was desecrated.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($33,050 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,949.95
94% 6%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 10, 2014 9:23 PM ET USA

    Where is the US, the UN or any world leader condemning this and promoting military reaction to protect these people? Wait, they're Christian...never mind.

  • Posted by: lak321 - Jul. 09, 2014 10:40 PM ET USA

    Fervent prayers for our brethren. May God be with them and strengthen tehm. Please keep updating on this situation. Why isn't this in the regular news?

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15