Christians reported safe as Tripoli falls to Islamist militias
September 02, 2014
Three years after NATO intervention helped bring about the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s capital has fallen under the control of Islamist militias.
“So far, as a Christian community, we have had no trouble,” Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli, told the Fides news agency. “Our people, although few in numbers, come to church; we are still able to experience the joy of coming together.”
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