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As Covid-19 cases increase, Kenyans flee cities, seeking safety

As the coronavirus cases rise in Kenya, many city residents are fleeing to their rural homes, despite a warning from clerics and government officials. Weeks after Covid-19 was first reported, panicking Kenyans - including Catholics - left cities and towns and...

Stranded migrants, lack of food: in Indian lockdown, poor suffer

The three-week Covid-19 lockdown of India's 1.37 billion people has stranded millions of domestic migrant workers and left people scrambling for food and other basics amid the ensuing harsh and often violent crackdown by police. "Especially when I look at my poor...

Pope joins UN call for immediate global cease-fire

Saying conflicts can never be resolved with war, Pope Francis added his support to a UN appeal for a global cease-fire amid the worldwide threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. "May our joint effort against the pandemic lead everyone to recognise our need to strengthen our...

German Church leaders deplore latest xenophobic violence

German Catholic leaders condemned anti-immigrant riots in an eastern Germany town that erupted after a German man was killed in a brawl with migrants.

“This deadly stabbing is a criminal offence which needs clearing up and sanctioning by the rule of law. It can never justify xenophobic, inhuman mass demonstrations,” Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers of Dresden-Meissen told KNA, Germany’s Catholic news agency.

“From a Christian perspective, violence cannot be an answer to violence. An offence must not be utilised to incite anger against entire ethnic groups,” the bishop said.

Riots which took place in Chemnitz from 26th to 27th August left at least 20 seriously injured when police failed to separate 6,000 right-wing protesters from a smaller counter-demonstration.

Meanwhile, the president of the German bishops’ conference urged Christians to counter “nationalism, injustice and the restriction of freedom” with “vigilance and political action.”

“We have to look at how people speak, how some nations fall back into nationalism, and how warlike language is trumpeted again,” Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising said during Mass in Munich’s St Kajetan Church on 26th August, KNA reported.

Picture: German riot policemen stand guard during a protest in Chemnitz on 27th August after a man was stabbed to death. German Church leaders condemned anti-immigrant riots in Chemnitz, which erupted after a German man was killed in a brawl with migrants. (CNS photo/Matthias Rietschel, Reuters).

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As Covid-19 cases increase, Kenyans flee cities, seeking safety

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