- May 15, 2021
Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek, who was shot Sunday night after just two months on the job, has said he is not intimidated by the attack and intends to return as soon as possible to be with his people.
Catholics in Nigeria have been angered by violence between communities in two eastern states of Africa’s most populous country.
With the national government seemingly unable to function in most of the Central African Republic, Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo-Aziagbia of Bossangoa has negotiated peace settlements with two armed groups operating in his diocese.
Three convents in Congo were attacked by armed men in the latest violence targeting the Catholic Church in the central Africa country.
Monsignor Firmin Gbagoua, Vicar General of Bambari Diocese, was the third priest to be murdered in the Central African Republic this year.
Militants killed a Roman Catholic priest this week in Bangui, the violence-wracked capital of the Central African Republic where Catholic and other faith leaders had made headway recently mediating between factions.
Myanmar’s first cardinal said the Catholic Church in the country is a “neutral body” between the Buddhist majority and Muslim Rohingya minority and can therefore be an “instrument of peace.”
Ethnic violence in an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed dozens of lives in recent days.