Bishop shot dead in Kenya


 A Catholic bishop was shot in northern Kenya, yesterday. He died an hour and a half after the incident which took place in the northern town, some 250km (155 miles) from the capital, Nairobi. Bishop Luigi Locati, 76, was gunned down as he walked to the pastoral centre where he worked, in the town of Isiolo, a Vatican official in Nairobi said. Bishop Luigi, who was Italian, was ordained Bishop nine years ago. He had been a priest for more than 50 years. Just a few hours earlier, Bishop Luigi had been one of signatories of a statement issued by the Kenyan Bishops' Conference appealing for peace after ethnic violence in the region claimed more than 70 lives. Source: VIS

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