- Sep 22, 2020
Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya has declared he is not a candidate for the presidency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
There is no room for fear in the life of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, Congo. Monsengwo’s condemnation of the current regime has put him in a dangerous position, but he says he takes measures to stay safe.
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.
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is “deeply concerning” for the bishops of the country, especially since the disease has been found in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million people.
Catholics in Congo are planning more large-scale, peaceful demonstrations across the country to protest President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave power.
A Catholic leader in Congo says gunmen have killed a parish priest after a Mass in Congo’s eastern region.