Catholic Church says withdrawing support for Burundi elections

Burundi`s influential Catholic Church on Thursday said it was withdrawing its support for upcoming elections in the crisis-hit central African nation.

Bujumbura: Burundi`s influential Catholic Church on Thursday said it was withdrawing its support for upcoming elections in the crisis-hit central African nation.

A statement from Burundi`s bishops said that "after considering the manner in which the elections have been organised and the way they are evolving", the Church had asked priests who serve in electoral commissions across the country step down. 

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