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Burundian Jesuit Elie Koma was killed on the night of 5 February 2006 in Bujumbura. On his way home by car he was caught in the crossfire between militiamen and the army and hit by several bullets. Fr Koma, 59, entered the Society of Jesus in 1967 and was ordained a priest in 1980. He was well known as a director of the Spiritual Exercises. For the last three years he was in charge of the newly built Jesuit Church in Kamenge, Bujumbura. From Jesuits in Europe Information Services http:// www.jesuits-europe.info