Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Church leaders plead for calm as two rivals claim electoral victory in Ivory Coast

Catholic World News - December 06, 2010

The Independent Electoral Commission certified challenge Alassane Ouattara as the winner of the November 28 election, and Ouattara was dutifully sworn in on December 4. But the commission then revoked its certification, and declared the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, as the winner. Gbagbo was then sworn in.

Both Ouattara and Gbagbo have appointed governments, and each insists that he is the country’s legitimate leader. Religious leaders—who have been pleading for respect for the electoral process—are urging the two rivals to come to some peaceful agreement.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($17,660 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,340.48
50% 50%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism 2 hours ago
Relax; the Pope didn't change Church teaching with a phone call 3 hours ago
Round Trip to the present moment: a Catholic jazz artist's latest offering April 22
Easter with the Pope April 21
Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20