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Catholic missionaries fear for life after assault on their congregation in Luanda

A Catholic center of the Franciscan catechist sisters in Luanda was attacked by armed youths, who vandalized part of the institution and took several possessions, including computers and mobile phones, said a center official, who fears "for life".


"We trust, because the first thing is life, but we feel this concern of insecurity. We here in the neighborhood do not have security and, then, something worse could happen" said the missionary Veronique Luachime.

Speaking to the Catholic broadcaster in Angola, he said that the robbery occurred, at dawn on Wednesday, at the institution located in the Belo Monte neighborhood, in the municipality of Cacuaco, north of Luanda.

According to the missionary, who expresses concern about insecurity in the locality, the assailants broke one of the windows to gain access to the interior and took a printer from among other possessions.

A little over a month ago, the Casa das Irmãs Beneditinas, a Catholic center also in the municipality of Cacuaco, was also assaulted by armed men, who at the time handcuffed and held a priest hostage.

The country has an average of 150 crimes per day, mostly against property, has an average annual rate of 191.8 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants, with criminal rates increasing by 24 percent over the past five years.

The data were presented last week by the national police, as part of the celebrations of its 44th anniversary, which is marked on 28 February.

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