DAILY CATHOLIC     WEDNESDAY     August 26, 1998     vol. 9, no. 167

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

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PRIEST, NUNS KILLED IN CONGO

          ROME (CWNews.com) - Among 37 people killed by Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo are a priest and three nuns, the MISNA religious news agency reported on Tuesday.

          The agency said the rebels held a "summary execution" at a mission in Kasika in eastern Congo on Monday. MISNA said the killings were in reprisal for an attack on rebel forces nearby on Sunday. The priest and nuns belonged to the Sons of the Resurrection religious order.

          The massacre comes one day after Pope John Paul publicly prayed for an ended to violence in the Central African country and called on rebels and government troops to respect humanity and call a cease-fire. Congo has been embroiled in violence since August 2 when President Laurent Kabila ordered Rwandan soldiers who helped him come to power last year to leave the country.


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August 26, 1998       volume 9, no. 167
NEWS & VIEWS

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