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Pastor killed and his church burnt down in French Guyana

by Alex Collett

A pastor has been shot and killed and his Evangelical church in French Guyana burned down, the day after he met with a delegation from the National Council of Evangelicals in France.

Pastor A. Kalloe of the Gado Lobi church in the town of Saint-Laurent du Maroni was killed on Tuesday night.

He was a member of the Guyana branch of the National Council of Evangelicals in France (CNEF) and was visiting to discuss the implementation of a law on separatism,

Seven other people at least, including two sons of Pastor Kalloe, were injured in the shooting and two others were taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Within a Facebook Post, the CNEF wrote: "An investigation is underway. 

"Pastor A. Kalloe had met our CNEF colleagues the day before yesterday, who are in shock... 

"I had never seen a church totally destroyed by fire, we are completely puzzled,

"All our prayers, and condolences to this brother's family and loved ones!"

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