- Jan 22, 2020
The newly installed head of one of Africa’s largest archdioceses will vigorously defend democracy and human rights, while also seeking to reconcile political opponents, said church officials in Congo.
The Catholic Church in Congo said emergency measures will remain indefinitely in place in parishes at risk of Ebola, and urged effective action against the disease by the government of President Joseph Kabila.
After the Church played a crucial role as mediator in negotiations that led to an agreement that President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will step down following elections to be held late this year, Catholics face a violent backlash. The leader of the Church in the DRC has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country.