- Dec 5, 2019
As armed groups continue to control vast swathes of territory in the Central African Republic, the country’s bishops have called on the United Nations to lift the arms embargo imposed on the country in 2013.
As the crisis in the Central African Republic continues to get worse, the country’s bishops have accused United Nations peacekeepers of failing in their duty to protect civilians.
Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui has called on the international community to investigate the recent killings in the Central African Republic town of Alindao, about 185 miles from the capital, Bangui.
Bishops in the Central African Republic urged Catholics to boycott their country’s National Day observance Dec. 1 to protest the failure of government and United Nations forces to prevent the massacre of church members by rebel groups.
New reports say at least 48 people died during an attack on a Catholic cathedral in the Central African Republic last weekend.
Foreign interests are undermining the peace in the Central African Republic, according to the country’s top Catholic.