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Libyan Bishops Ask Muslims for Protection

Zenit reports:

The apostolic vicar who cares for Libya's few thousand Catholics has approached Muslims to ask for protection during the unrest in the country.

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli of Tripoli affirmed that the attempt to squelch the protests seeking to oust Moammar Gadhafi has been very strong, and the "blood that runs here on the streets of Libya impedes a general reconciliation."

The 69-year-old Franciscan, a native of El Khadra, spoke with Italian station Radio 24 on Monday about the people's desire "for more democracy" and the youths' hopes "to enjoy the goods of the country."
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