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5 priests minister in Yemen as civil war rages

April 07, 2015

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As civil war intensifies in Yemen, five priests, all of them Salesian, remain in the nation to minister to an estimated 3,000 Catholics in four cities.

Most of Yemen’s Catholics are workers from India or the Philippines.

“As regards the situation here, so far I am safe,” a Salesian in Aden told Agenzia Info Salesiana. “Of course there were frightening moments, with rockets passing just above the taxi I was travelling in, shooting and yelling around our church, the sound of bombs and rocket explosions within a range of five to ten kilometers.”


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