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People pray next to caskets containing the bodies of two men killed by sectarian violence in in Bangui, Central African Republic (CNS)

‘Politicians must not wait until situations get out of hand,’ say bishops in statement

Zimbabwean women collect food aid from a distribution point in Mutawatawa (CNS)

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference describe ‘water and power cuts and shortage of medicines’ in pastoral letter

Civilians displaced by recent fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels carry their belongings as they walk along a road in Kibati village near Goma (CNS)

Fighting between government and rebels has left many ‘suffering from lack of food, shelter and clothes’, says Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele

Zimbabweans wait to cast their votes (Photo: PA)

Spokesman says elections that gave Robert Mugabe power again have put the country ‘on the right track’

What makes a country third world?

Policemen who don’t expect a tip

Robert Mugabe receives Holy Communion at the beatification Mass in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

The Vatican is a Church; on what grounds can it ban someone from coming to Mass?