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January 17, 2021, by Catholic News Service
MUNICH (CNS) — A Congolese bishop has urged international action to stem massacres in his diocese and accused the country’s government and media of indifference to current sufferings. “Only last year, at least a thousand people were killed here — this has been going on for a decade, and the situation has deteriorated into a chain of massacres,” said Bishop Melchisedech Sikuli Paluku of Butembo-Beni in Congo’s North Kivu province. “I appeal to the international community to hear my country’s cry of suffering and help its poor people. Given the Calvary we’ve been forced to undergo for so long, we feel ourselves abandoned.” The bishop made the appeal in a video distributed Jan. 14 by the German branch of Aid…


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