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Papal Envoy Killed in Burundi

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Papal Envoy Killed in Burundi

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Papal Envoy Killed in Burundi

Papal Envoy Killed in Burundi

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Archbishop Michael Courtney, the Papal Nuncio in Burundi, was shot and killed in the central African nation Monday. Burundi's government blamed the killing on a rebel group, which denied the allegation. Analysts think it may have been a random killing in a country wracked by violence. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Jan Van Eck of the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa.