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Clooney said the award to Marguerite Barankitse should inspire everyone to stand up for those in need

Protesters march the street during a 2015 demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burund (CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA)

Church told its ‘attitudes must change’ as fears grow of civil war

Protesters react to police officers firing shots toward them during an anti-government demonstration in late May in Bujumbura, Burundi. (CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA)

Darren Posey of Catholic Relief Services said it was time for opposing parties to seek common ground

A man in Bujumbura, Burundi, holds a placard to protest the ruling party's decision to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term in office (PA)

The Catholic bishops announced yesterday that the church would not be involved with monitoring the elections

Soldiers drive through the capital Bujumbura last Wednesday (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to stand for a third term in office has sparked protests and an attempted coup

Pope Francis canonises four new saints in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Riot police detain a young man participating in street protests in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

Catholics will resign from the country’s electoral commission if the election goes ahead

Pope Francis meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in May 2014 (AP)

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A riot policeman escorts an injured protester who was hit during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi (CNS)

President Pierre Nkurunziza says anyone opposed to his third term is ‘opposing the will of God’

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images)

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