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Kenyan bishops see 'national disaster' caused by terrorist attacks

December 01, 2014

Raids by Islamic terrorists are causing a “national disaster” in Kenya, the Catholic bishops’ justice-and-peace commission reports.

Archbishop Zaccheus Okoth, who chairs the commission, told a press conference that the government should post troops at critical points on the northern border to deter attacks by the Al Shabaab militia based in Somalia. Pointing to a massacre of Christians in the region on November 22, he said that the withdrawal of government officials from the region could be justified “as a temporary measure” until security is restored.


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  • Posted by: lak321 - Dec. 01, 2014 10:44 PM ET USA

    May God help all the Christian confessors and martyrs in Africa. Our prayers are with you.