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Pope condemns Nigerian violence


Pope John Paul II has condemned a spate of violent clashes last weekend between Muslim and Christian youths in the Nigerian town of Kano.

The Red Cross says more than 100 people were killed in the voilence.

The Pope was speaking on Wednesday at his general audience at St Peter's Square, in Rome.

He said he was praying that Nigerians rediscover the road of brotherhood.

The violence followed an anti-American rally held by Muslims last Friday.

Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has said his government would not tolerate people taking the law into their own hands.

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Text of Pope's Wednesday General Audience address

SOURCE
BBC


19-Oct-01