» 02/01/2013, 00.00
Islamists chase nuns from Libya, people pray for their return
A growing presence of Islamic extremists in Cyrenaica. Sister Celeste Biasolo, former superior of the Convent of the Holy Family of Spoleto in Derna, speaks of a widespread climate of fear, which affects the Libyan people. The monastery was closed in October because of threats from a group of extremists. "The people of Derna miss us and often contact us imploring us to return."
Cyrenaica, the friendship of religious sisters with Libyan Islamists
Sister Celeste Biasolo, superior of the convent of the Holy Family of Derna, says that for over 92 years there has been a bond between the religious and the Muslim population. On August 15, the city mobilized to help the sisters victims of a robbery by two young criminals. Service to the sick and the elderly, the silent witness of the love of Christ among Muslims.
Benghazi, the Coptic Church of St. Mark is torched
The attack took place last night. Authors of the act Still unknown. The building had been attacked a few weeks ago.
Three car bombs kill 40, wound 70 in the Libyan town of Qubbah
The multiple bomb attack hit the city eastern city, which is not far from areas under the control of the terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group. According to Libya's parliamentary speaker Saleh, the bombings are retaliation for Egyptian air force strikes against Derna, an IS stronghold. The international community is looking for a solution to the crisis that has split the country.
Benghazi in revolt against Islamists following deadly attack
The attack targeted a hospital and destroyed several buildings: death toll continues to rise. It is the first act of violence against civilian targets after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Thousands take to the streets to demand an end to the government and the expulsion of the Islamist militias. The Pentagon sends 500 marines to the NATO base in Sigonella (Sicily, Italy).
Benghazi, 48 Egyptian Christians arrested on religious grounds
The arrest came after a complaint by some Islamists annoyed at Christian images carried by the group of Egyptians, all street and market vendors in Benghazi. Each one forced to shave their head in punishment. For the authorities, they are illegal immigrants and their detention has nothing to do with religion.
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