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Central African Republic in mourning again as another priest killed

CAR funeral

World Watch Monitor The Catholic Church in the Central African Republic is again in shock after the killing of the vicar general of Bambari, in the centre of the country, on Friday night. Father Firmin Gbagoua, 52, was fatally wounded, when unidentified gunmen stormed the presbytery of St Joseph’s Cathedral of Bambari at around 7pm. […]

CAR’s clerics warn against attempts to divide Christians and Muslims

CAR clerics

World Watch Monitor The three top faith leaders of the Central African Republic, who have won international recognition for their efforts to end conflict in the country, have blamed foreign mercenaries for a recent upsurge in violence. One month ago today, the relative calm enjoyed by the capital, Bangui, was shattered when armed men from […]

Dozens killed in Central African Republic attack, including priest who planned to move

Fr Joseph Angbabata

World Watch Monitor Dozens, including a Catholic priest, were killed last week as fighting erupted between armed groups in several villages in southern Central African Republic. Father Joseph Désiré Angbabata, 49, the parish priest of Séko village, near Bambari, lost his life when armed men stormed his village parish of Saint Charles LWANGA on 21st […]