Security of Christian communities “precarious” in Libya – archbishop

On 2013/04/02
Skyline in downtown Tripoli, mosque tower, Feb 2013 © John James/IRIN

Skyline in downtown Tripoli, mosque tower, Feb 2013
© John James/IRIN

For the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs news agency IRIN News the feature story entitled “Security of Christian communities “precarious” in Libya – archbishop”

TRIPOLI, 15 March 2013 (IRIN) – Various Christian communities in Libya, as well as some Muslim groups, have been feeling increasingly under pressure from hardline Islamist groups since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

“The level of security remains precarious for all foreigners, especially for Christians, because of the presence of some fundamentalist Islamic groups,” Giovanni Martinelli, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Tripoli, told IRIN. [read on site]

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