Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pl. pray for Somalia

Somalia consists of Muslim 99.5% and Christian 0.05%.

Fellowship among believers is dangerous, since persecution is strong in many parts of the country. A number of believers have been martyred, and
others have been publicly named for execution.
Distribution of the Somali Bible is only possible in refugee camps and among Somalis outside the country.

Bishop Giorgio Bertin, the apostolic administrator of Mogadishu, has condemned the continual violence in Somalia, saying that "no one seems to want dialogue or peace."

Somalia remains in chaos, Bishop Bertin reported, with militia groups headed by traditional warlords battling for control with Ethiopian troops and soldiers supporting the transition national government.

Somalia has not had an effective national government for years, and clan leaders are resisting the assertion of control by the transitional government, which was set up in October 2004 after lengthy negotiations but has not yet been able to establish control in the African country.

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