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  • Burundi bishops call for national dialogue to avert renewed civil war

    Burundi bishops call for national dialogue to avert renewed civil war

    Earlier this month, a United Nations inquiry claimed that crimes against humanity are being committed in Burundi. The report said killings, torture, sexual violence, degrading treatment, enforced disappearances and arbitrary arrests have been taking place since the controversial 2015 election. The bishops said in a statement, “We want to once again insist on the inclusive dialogue that must be prioritized for the greater interest of the nation and with a view to blocking the way to all those who choose the path of war.”

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  • Pope to Colombia: ‘You’re not alone’ in search for peace

    Pope to Colombia: ‘You’re not alone’ in search for peace

    During his first official address in his Sept. 6-11 visit to Colombia, Pope Francis told civil authorities to work to resolve the structural causes of poverty that lead to exclusion and violence. “Let us not forget that inequality is the root of social ills.”

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  • Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops’ offices

    Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops’ offices

    No one was injured by an explosive outside the headquarters of the Mexican bishops’ conference. The bishops’ offices occupy a busy strip across the street from the sanctuary of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The area is swarmed by pilgrims and tourists during the daytime and is transited by commuters in rush hour.

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