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Churches assaulted and vandalized at the weekend

At least two Catholic churches in the country, namely in the provinces of Bié and Lunda Norte, were robbed and vandalised over the weekend by "unidentified elements", the religious authorities announced on Monday, calling for "more policing".

: Lusa

According to Father Paulo Cassinda, parish priest of the Divine Holy Spirit, a community of the diocese of Cuito, quoted this Monday by the national Catholic broadcaster, the assailants brought altar cloths, cleaning material, more than 100 chairs and various objects from the notary public.

"We have already alerted the police several times in the wake of robberies that the medical post adjoining the church has suffered, and it is necessary and urgent that a mobile police station be set up for greater control," the priest asked.

Teresa Nduva, superior of the House of the Daughters of Africa, in the diocese of Dundo, Lunda Norte province, also announced on Monday an assault on the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, in the Calonda sector.

The nun said that the robbers had taken a generator, electrical appliances and decorative material, mentioning that the police were already aware of the incident.

"And right now what we are asking for is security, which we don't have", she said.

Churches and religious communities have been the target of robberies in the country in recent times.

In Luanda, Catholic communities in the municipality of Cacuaco, one of the nine in the capital, are constantly reporting acts of robbery and vandalism, as Lusa reported earlier.

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