Priest among 18 killed in Central African Republic attack

A priest was among at least 18 people killed in a grenade and gunfire attack on a church in the Central African Republic.

The attack on the church of Our Lady of Fatima in the capital Bangui on May 28 was blamed on the Seleka militia group.

Those in the church were sheltering from violent clashes between the mostly Muslim Seleka and the nominally Christian “anti-balaka” militia.

The Archbishop of Bangui, Dieudonné Nzapalainga, said the attackers were foreign jihadists who spoke neither French nor the local Sango.

The Vatican missionary news agency Fides named the priest who died as 76-year old Fr Paul-Emile Nzale.

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