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  • Church leaders hope Trump does not repeal conflict-minerals provisions

    Church leaders hope Trump does not repeal conflict-minerals provisions

    • Feb 19, 2017

    “Too often people in countries rich in oil, gas and minerals haven’t seen the benefits of their own natural resources — and it was the U.S. which led the drive to ensure extractive companies had to be more transparent,” Anne Lindsay, a private sector analyst at CAFOD, Britain’s Catholic aid agency said. The Trump administration aims to turn the clock back in favor of mining companies.

  • Congo’s bishops hope to save peace pact, but see no will to act quickly

    Congo’s bishops hope to save peace pact, but see no will to act quickly

    • Jan 27, 2017

    Congo’s bishops are concerned regarding the outcome of a government-opposition peace accord, reached in the final minutes of 2016. In a statement they said that “there was no real will to tackle the problems quickly” and that the church-brokered deal might not be able to bring peace to the conflict that has claimed nearly 6 million victims.

  • Congolese bishops renew offer to mediate election crisis

    Congolese bishops renew offer to mediate election crisis

    • Dec 5, 2016

    Catholic bishops in Congo have renewed their offer to mediate the election crisis to prevent the country from “sinking into an uncontrollable situation,” a statement reads. “Despite all divergences, we believe a political compromise is still possible if the main parties get involved and prove their goodwill around the table.”

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