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Churches targeted in South Sudan’s civil war

March 23, 2016

A recent UN report documented the widespread murder and rape of civilians in the South Sudanese Civil War, which began in 2013.

The belligerents have “targeted places of refuge, including churches, hospitals, and UN bases,” according to the report. “Tens of thousands have been killed, and over two million South Sudanese have been displaced from their homes, more than 1.5 million of them within the country.”

South Sudan’s bishops have repeatedly called for peace in the 27 months since the conflict began.

The nation of 12.3 million, which became independent in 2011, is 40% Catholic.

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