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Bishops condemn killings of striking miners in South Africa

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

South Africa’s Catholic bishops have condemned killings of striking miners at a platinum mine in Marikana. They called for a judicial inquiry into the circumstances that led to the violence. Thirty-four people died and 78 were injured when police opened fire on striking miners gathered on a rocky outcrop at the mine, 60 miles northwest Read more