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.
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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?