Distribution of Christian books in the Central African Republic has all but stopped, French mission organisation Europresse has said.
In its latest newsletter, Jean-Claude Souillot said that, since the military coup in March 2013, which saw the first Muslim government takeover, the risk of distribution had become too great.
‘Our friends there live amid constant danger and threats’, with one young bookseller stating he had lost five members of his family in various incidents and narrowly escaped with his own life.
The poverty of Christians in the area is also a threat to life. The newsletter said, ‘The families live in dreadful conditions and illness is common. But they continue to meet around the Word every other Saturday and several people have joined them’.
Europresse has asked the Western world to keep our brethren in the Central African Republic in our prayers.