Hundreds of Catholic institutions closed or destroyed in Congo violence
June 22, 2017
Violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed 3,383 lives since last October, according to the apostolic nuncio.
Five seminaries, 60 parishes, 34 religious houses, and 141 Catholic schools have been closed or damaged, Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor told the Fides news agency.
In addition, two bishops—Bishops Félicien Mwanama Galumbulula of Luiza and Bishop Pierre-Célestin Tshitoko Mamba of Luebo—have been forced into internal exile.
- The Nuncio: in the Grand Kasai 3,338 victims of the clashes with militiamen (Fides)
- DR Congo Kasai conflict: 'Thousands dead' in violence (BBC)
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