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LDS Church moves missionaries out of Burundi

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BURUNDI — On Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints moved missionaries out of Burundi, according to a press statement.

Over the past couple of days, Burundi’s capital has erupted into violence as protesters took to the streets, protesting President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, according to NBC news.

Police have since been firing on the protesters.

Burundi is part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi Mission.

“Moving missionaries within a mission to ensure their safety is a common practice throughout the world," said a church spokesperson.

Sara Jarman


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