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Central African Republic: “We are continuously under LRA attack, but nobody talks about it”

Monsignor Juan José Aguirre Muños is Bishop of Bangassou, in the south-east of the Central African Republic. He has recently denounced the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group of Ugandan origin which has wreaked havoc on the area for years. In recent weeks, the LRA has intensified its attacks against civilians, causing the Comboni …

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Central Africa: “Even the LRA rebels respect Pope Francis”

On January 21st, St. Andrew parish in Bakouma, southeast Central African Republic, was attacked by a group of LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) rebels, a formation of Ugandan origin that has been spreading terror in the Central African Republic for years. The LRA received widespread international attention a few years ago, when film maker Jason Russell …

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South Sudan’s Wounded Church Has Not Lost Hope

Not even religious buildings have been spared from the destruction of the war which broke out two years ago in South Sudan. As the ceasefire between government and rebels teeters, the missionaries continue to stand by the population: “God will not abandon us”. Months of negotiations and nine separate signed agreements have not been enough …

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