- Sep 20, 2020
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.
As the first round of discussions during the Synod of Bishops comes to a close, much of the discussion has consisted of apologies for Church failures and attention to migration, with special mention that it is young people who often make the difficult choice to leave home.
In the Central African Republic’s Diocese of Bangassou, several Catholic institutions have taken in displaced Muslims who face violence at the hand of Christian militias.
Catholic leaders in the Central African Republic are “outraged” over the calls by a self-styled Church defense group for Christians to carry out revenge attacks on Muslims.