At least 45 churches attacked in Niger
January 20, 2015
On the weekend of January 16-18, Catholic parishes, houses of religious orders, and Protestant churches were attacked in different parts of the West African nation of Niger in response to European magazine caricatures of Muhammad.
Sunday Mass was canceled in Niamey, the nation’s capital, following attacks on six parishes there. 285 Christians fled to a military camp.
On January 19, the nation’s government reported that at least 45 churches had been burned down and 10 people killed.
The nation of 17.1 million is 80% Muslim and 0.1% Catholic.
- Pas de célébration eucharistique ce dimanche 18 janvier dans les paroisses de Niamey (Eglise Catholique au Niger)
- Une de Charlie Hebdo: Des églises incendiées au Niger (Eglise Catholique au Niger)
- Five killed in second day of Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger (Reuters)
- Niger: 45 churches burned in Charlie Hebdo protests (AP)
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