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Congo bishop fears ‘bloody Christmas’

Catholic World News - December 21, 2009

A Congolese bishop is calling upon the international community to prevent the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from massacring civilians in the northeastern section of the nation.

Recently “the LRA rebels attacked the village of Tapili (about 50 km from Niangara), killing several people and forcing the flight of over 2,000 inhabitants, who are now in Niangara, without any assistance,” said Bishop Julien Andavo Mbia of Isiro-Niangara. “If the international community and local authorities do not intervene in time, there is a real risk of another bloody Christmas.”

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