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Christians reported safe as Tripoli falls to Islamist militias

Catholic World News - September 02, 2014

Three years after NATO intervention helped bring about the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s capital has fallen under the control of Islamist militias.

“So far, as a Christian community, we have had no trouble,” Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli, told the Fides news agency. “Our people, although few in numbers, come to church; we are still able to experience the joy of coming together.”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 02, 2014 10:30 AM ET USA

    A quarter of a million deaths and millions of refugees - this administration's much touted Arab Spring looks more like a bleak winter. (They never think of what the consequences might be.)

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