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Congo-born priest resigns after receiving death threats in Germany

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Congo-born priest resigns after receiving death threats in Germany
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A Catholic priest of Congolese origin has resigned in Germany after getting death threats.

It follows a row between the 66-year-old clergyman and two local conservative politicians.

Father Olivier Ndjimbe-Tshiende criticised local CSU leader Sylvia Boher in October when she spoke of an “invasion” by Eritrean “refugees from military service”.

The surge in asylum seekers entering the EU includes many Eritreans fleeing military service, to avoid years spent in deplorable conditions for little or no pay.

A friend of Boher then criticised the priest issuing a racial insult.

The two politicians have now quit, but the Police are investigating a suspected crime of racial incitement targeting Ndjimbe-Tshiende..