Papal charity flags Islamic extremism in Africa’s Sahel as major threat

(Crux. Ngala Killian Chimtom).

A Catholic charity that supports persecuted Christians around the world has identified the spread of terrorism and Islamic extremism in the African region of the Sahel as a cause of “great suffering and pain” for Christians on the continent. In a report published June 20, detailing how money raised in 2023 was spent, Aid to the Church in Need said it wants to step up assistance to the Sahel region “where jihadist terrorism is spreading and where Christians are facing increasing suffering from the violence.”

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