Two religious communities left Cyrenaica, Libya, following deaths pronounced by Islamists in the North African country. The Vatican's diplomatic representative in Tripoli, Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli reported that the "situation is critical" in the eastern portion of the Muslim-majority country. According to Martinelli, "On February 20, large-scale demonstrations throughout Cyrenaica are expected so the Apostolic Vicar of Benghazi has been warned to leave the church from 13 February to take shelter."
Christians flee Libya after Islamists' threats
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