2 priests killed, church burned down in Central African Republic (AFP) Repeatedly calling for peace since the onset of civil war in 2012, the nation’s bishops have condemned violence on all sides, including violence committed by the predominantly Christian “anti-balaka” militia mentioned in the article. The bishop of Bambari stated (French-language link) that two priests were killed during an attack on the Diocese of Alindao.
Church in England, Wales recalls 'Transgender Day of Remembrance' (@catholicEW) The Catholic Church in England and Wales tweeted, “Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance and we pray for all people who are ill at ease with their gender, seek to change it, suffer for it and have been persecuted, and also killed. All people are loved by God and valued in their inherent God-given dignity. #TDOR”
Nuns kidnapped, then released, in Cameroon (La Croix) A group of 16 women religious have been set free in Cameroon, after having been abducted on November 15. Early reports were unclear on the details of the incident, including whether the kidnappers sought or received ransom. The kidnapping occurred on the country’s northwest, a site of intense rebel activity. Cameroon has been torn by conflict between the English-speaking minority and the Francophone majority.