Bishops attending a Vatican meeting on Africa have told corrupt Catholic leaders in Africa to repent or quit public office and stop wreaking havoc on their countries.

In a blunt final message Friday, the bishops said Africa needs "saints" in high political office "who will clean the continent of corruption, work for the good of the people," and end the evils of war and poverty that are devastating the continent.

Bishops also condemned non-Catholic leaders and outside foreign interests in war-torn countries, saying "in most cases we are dealing with greed for power and wealth at the expense of the people and nation."

The document didn't name names, but listed areas of conflict such as the Great Lakes region, Sudan and Guinea.