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Christians reported safe as Tripoli falls to Islamist militias

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.)