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African churches call for prayers of intercession for the victims of Ebola

August 18, 2014

Nairobi (epd). The All Africa Conference of Churches has called on Christians to offer prayers on 24 August for people in the areas affected by the Ebola virus. In a written statement issued on Friday, the General Secretary of the Conference of Churches, André Karamaga declared  "The unutterable suffering that has been imposed on people by the Ebola epidemic exceeds the power of imagination. This is a real catastrophe which calls into question the dignity and well-being of the whole of humanity."

More than 1,000 people have died so far In the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. A total of almost 2,000 people have been infected.  The countries worst affected are Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The first cases have also been recorded in Nigeria. The World Health Organization does not rule out the possibility that many cases of illness have not yet been reported.

The All Africa Conference of Churches, based in Nairobi (Kenya), represents 120 million Christians throughout Africa, according to its own reckoning.  Its members include Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox and independent African Churches.

All Africa Conference of Churches



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