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Archbishop Makgoba criticizes Madagascar “power grab”: CEN 3.27.09 March 28, 2009

Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean, Politics.
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The Archbishop of Cape Town has issued a call to prayer to the people of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, asking that they keep the people of Madagascar in their hearts.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba’s March 19 letter follows a report by the Primate of the Indian Ocean, Archbishop Ian Ernest who reported on March 16 that “weeks of opposition protests and turmoil on the Indian Ocean island have killed more than 135 people”

Archbishop Ernest reported that earlier that day the army had thrown “its weight behind opposition leader Andry Rajoelina and stormed a presidential palace in the heart of Antananarivo. The army also seized the central bank. Tanks and scores of soldiers are still guarding the buildings.”

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper.

Archbishop Makgoba criticizes Madagascar “power grab”
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