The Vatican is calling particular attention to the dire circumstances of the peoples of the Horn of Africa, in particular Somalia, who have been facing a severe drought and food crisis since July.
The press office published an informative noted on the "Efforts and Commitment of the Catholic Church in the Horn of Africa," which is issued in conjunction with a press conference held today by the Pontifical Council Cor Unum on the plight of several East African countries.
Presented in a question-and-answer format, the note summarized the situation in countries such as Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia: "A severe drought, conflict and lack of governments have led to massive numbers of people going hungry.
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Posted October 10, 2011 at 5:32 am
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