Posted by: becketfund | November 13, 2007

Eritrea: Foreign Missionaries Forced Out of Country

The Catholic Information Service for Africa reports that the Eritrean government has given thirteen Catholic missionaries two weeks to leave the country, with a deadline of November 20th. The missionaries, from various countries and congregations, are said to have been pressured to leave under “unclear circumstances”. A missionary news agency reports that the government had begun to warn certain missionary groups, as early as two years ago, that they should prepare for a “planned exit of foreigners from the nation.”

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