Madrid, Spain, Apr 14, 2011 / 12:57 pm
A video allegedly showing Christians being burned alive by Muslims in Ivory Coast is a fraud, the Salesians recently confirmed.
“The Salesians working in Ivory Coast wish to make it clear that these acts have not occurred in any Salesian mission in the African country. It is absolutely false that there have been attacks on anybody at Salesian missions, and they have no knowledge of any cases of religious persecution.
“It is not true that people have been killed at the Salesian mission in Duekoue,” the congregation said.
The video, which spread around the internet earlier this week, falsely reported that the footage was of Muslims burning Christians alive at a Salesian mission in Duekoue, Ivory Coast.