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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: AFRICA/SOUTH AFRICA – Bishops and African leaders take a stand against xenophobic violence

Johannesburg – The voices of the Bishops of African countries against xenophobic violence in South Africa are being raised. “South Africans must not forget that other Africans have played a leading role in helping to end apartheid and bring freedom to their country”, said His Eminence Cardinal, Peter Appiah Turkson, President of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at the Kofi Annan Peace and Security Forum in Accra. The Cardinal who is also the Goodwill Ambassador of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre , also described the recent attacks on other foreign nationals by South Africans as unfortunate . “These incidents can lead to attacks against South Africans in other countries. This is not the first time this has happened. It happened in 2008, 2012 and this year”.

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