Rebel troops destroy Catholic seminary in Democratic Republic of Congo
February 20, 2017
Armed men assaulted a Catholic seminary in Kananga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on February 18, thoroughly ransacking the building before they were driven off by government forces.
Bishop Félicien Mwanama Galumbulula decried the “exceptional violence and unimaginable atrocities against the population” committed by troops loyal to the late Kamwina Nsapu.
In a separate incident the next day, a Catholic church in Kinshasa was also looted, by a group of young people who arrived with backpacks to carry away what they seized.
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