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Chad: Fulani Muslim extremists launch armed assault on Christian communities, at least 17 people killed

Please pray for safety and security of the Orthodox Christians of Chad, who are under the jurisdiction of the Holy Archdiocese of Cameroon (which is in turn under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Alexandria), and for all the Christians in that nation.

For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in Chad, please see here.

“Updates on the Persecuted Church,” Barnabas Fund, May 16, 2023:

At least 17 people have been killed in an Islamist attack in southern Chad. Fulani Muslim extremists launched an armed assault on Christian communities in Logone Oriental (Eastern) region on the morning of May 8. Among the dead were a pastor, Doumro Tadingao Gaston, and 12 other worshippers who were attending a prayer meeting in the village of Don. Around 20 villages in the region have been burned down, with several thousand people displaced by the violence. This follows Islamist attacks on four other southern Chadian villages a month earlier, in which two pastors were killed and many other people injured….

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