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Bishops appeal for peace, end to abuses

Congo’s Catholic bishops yesterday denounced the human rights abuses in the country, including “massacres of innocent civilians” and looting of public and private property, Reuters reported. They said public security forces should stop “terrorizing” civilians. The bishops also urged the systematic collection of weapons and they called for reconciliation between supporters of Sassou, former president Pascal Lissouba and former prime minister Bernard Kolelas, Reuters said.

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