Skip to comments.At Least 42 Dead in Cathedral Attack in Central African Republic
Posted on 11/17/2018 6:28:58 PM PST by marshmallow
At least one priest was among those killed
At least 42 people have died in an attack Thursday on the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao, in the Central African Republic, according to local reports.
At least one priest was among those killed in the Nov. 15 attack. Some unofficial estimates have said the death toll could reach as high as 100. Many of the people killed were refugees sheltering at the Church.
The CAR has suffered violence since December 2012, when several bands of mainly Muslim rebel groups formed an alliance, taking the name Seleka, and seized power.
In reaction to the Selekas attacks, some Central Africans formed self-defense groups called anti-balaka. Some of these groups, mainly composed of Christians, began attacking Muslims out of revenge, and the conflict took on a sectarian character.
According to reports from Aid to the Church in Need, ex-Seleka forces attacked the cathedral, reportedly in retaliation for a Muslim who was killed the day prior by anti-balaka.
The priest killed in the attack was vicar general of the diocese, Abbe Blaise Mada. Aid to the Church in Need added that some reports have said second priest, Father Celestine Ngoumbango, was also killed, but this has not been confirmed.
Houses in the neighborhood were also looted and burned.
Many Catholic churches in the country provide refuge to Muslims and Christians alike fleeing violence, included churches in the Diocese of Bangassou, some 140 miles to the east of Alindao, where several Catholic institutions have taken in displaced Muslims who face violence at the hand of anti-balaka.
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It’s that religion of peace George W. Bush told us about ............
Did the lakers order up some new “enough” t-shirts?
Yeah but carbon dioxide!
Two words: Radical Muslims.
Who else does this on a big scale, on a regular basis?
Doing what muslims do!..... we need thousands more of these a-holes in our country!!!..../sarc
And worse than that, Bush told ABC News' Charles Gibson, he believes that both Christians and Muslims worship the same God. -Tom
And the Demonrats want to import millions of this Satanists to America.
That should’ve been the dead giveaway that Shrub was not on our side.
Prayers for the repose of their souls and for their families.
The South Park show would have yelled “Canadians!!”
Yet another example of why we can never let leftists gut the 2nd amendment. We have the God given right to self defense using firearms. islamic militants are already in the USA, having been purposely shipped in my leftists politicians, and are planning attacks against Christians all the time.
Silence...I keel you!
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