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Bloodshed continues in Ivory Coast; archbishop seeks prayers

April 12, 2011

Heavy fighting continued in Ivory Coast, in the capital city of Abidjan, around the residence of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo, reported the apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Ambrose Madtha.

Archbishop Jean-Pierre Kutwa of Abidjan asked for prayers for his people. Thousands of Abidjan residents have been driven from their homes by bombing and artillery fire. Food, water, and electricity are hard to find, and a humanitarian disaster looms.


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