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19 November 2021

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An investigator collects samples from the scene of a bomb blast at the parliamentary avenue in Kampala, Uganda, on Wednesday

An investigator collects samples from the scene of a bomb blast at the parliamentary avenue in Kampala, Uganda, on Wednesday

Welby prays for Uganda after suicide bombings

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he is praying “for peace in Uganda”, after three people were killed in the country’s capital, Kampala, on Tuesday, in three suicide bombings. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which led to the evacuation of the Ugandan parliament, Reuters reports. Archbishop Welby wrote on Twitter, on Tuesday evening: “Awful to hear about the bombings in Kampala, Uganda. May God comfort the grieving and strengthen the wounded and distressed. We pray for peace in Uganda, and wherever people live in fear of attacks and persecution.”

 

Pope praises journalists for uncovering abuse

POPE Francis has praised journalists for uncovering abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church, Reuters reports. “[I] thank you for what you tell us about what is wrong in the Church, for helping us not to sweep it under the carpet, and for the voice you have given to the abuse victims,” he said during a ceremony in the Vatican, on Saturday, held to honour two long-serving correspondents: Philip Pullella, of Reuters, and Valentina Alazraki, of Mexico’s Noticieros Televisa. He said that journalists had a mission “to explain the world, to make it less obscure, to make those who live in it less fear it”.

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