Emergencies

Pope in Asia: Rohingyas speak of abuses

Pope in Asia: Rohingyas speak of abuses

by Caroline Brennan, Catholic Relief Services with additional reporting by Harriet Paterson   In a late addition to his plans, Pope Francis hopes to meet Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at an inter-religious encounter for peace in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 1 December. He has previously expressed his “full closeness” to the Rohingya people. The Dhaka meeting ...

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Keeping watch in Kasai in Congo

Keeping watch in Kasai in Congo

A brutal conflict emerged in Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo between tribal militias and the government armed forces in August 2016 following the killing of a traditional chief. Over 3000 deaths have been recorded by Catholic Church parishes. Hundreds have been mutilated and raped. Villages have been sacked and burned and homes, churches, ...

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