DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     September 8, 1998     vol. 9, no. 175

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

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CONGO MASSACRE MUCH WORSE THAN EARLIER ESTIMATES

          ROME (CWNews.com) - More than 600 people were killed in a massacre at a Catholic mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month, up from an earlier estimate of 37, an Italian missionary news service reported on Friday.

          The Misna news agency originally reported that on August 24, at least 37 people -- including a priest, three nuns, seminary students, and refugees -- were killed as they huddled in the mission by rebels. Last week, the agency reported that the death toll had risen to 200 and on Friday, they raised the mark to 633.

          The rebel Congo Democratic movement which is fighting to oust President Laurent Kabila denied responsibility for the attack, blaming bandit gangs.


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September 8, 1998       volume 9, no. 175
NEWS & VIEWS

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