By Michelle Hough, communications officer for Caritas Internationalis
It’s only when something bad happens that we’re reminded of places which don’t usually feature high in our thoughts or on the news agenda. Many people probably don’t know much about Kyrgyzstan, and have even less idea why people are being killed in the streets at the moment.
There’s no national Caritas in Kyrgyzstan, but I phoned the Bishop of Bishkek this morning to offer the solidarity of the confederation ahead of a Caritas small team arriving in the country at the weekend.
“At the moment the situation is stalled and there’s no opening for dialogue,” said Bishop Nikolaus Messmer. Continue reading