- Aug 10, 2020
As they ruminate on a 2020 presidential election featuring a pro-choice Catholic candidate, US prelates might want to take a look at Burundi as an intriguing test case.
Burundi’s outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza died of a heart attack, the government said, announcing a week of mourning.
Burundi’s constitutional court on Thursday upheld the results of last month’s presidential election and rejected the complaints filed by opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, who had alleged widespread irregularities.
Burundi’s top opposition leader went to the constitutional court Thursday to challenge the results of this month’s presidential election, alleging the vote was rigged in favor of the ruling party candidate.
The grisly murders of missionary priests and a local priest, a lay volunteer and 40 seminarians in Burundi are the focus of a recently opened investigation into their sainthood cause.
Burundi’s Catholic bishops have expressed their concern at rising political intolerance in the east African country.