- Jan 19, 2021
Pope Francis made appeals for Congo, Colombia, Venezuela, and Paraguay during his Angelus address on Sunday. He was in the northern Italian town of Carpi, which was badly damaged by an earthquake that struck the region in 2012.
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.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s Secretary of State, signed a framework agreement to govern relations between the Catholic Church and the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the Congolese Prime Minister Clement Mouamba. The agreement includes a cooperation to promote the common good.