- May 26, 2020
Pope Francis has prayed for those suffering from violence and Ebola in Congo, and is urging peaceful elections.
Congo’s top archbishop on Saturday urged peace on the eve of the country’s long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”
Some say that the public shows of racism the country witnessed in 2017 in places such as Charlottesville, coupled with the negative depictions of immigrants, particularly Latinos as criminals, that have seeped into the political arena, will end up backfiring against politicians trying to appeal to some voters who helped elect Donald Trump.
Catholic bishops in Congo have instructed clergy to toll their church bells each week until fresh elections are held.
The South African Council of Churches has called for the dissolving of parliament and new general elections after a panel found severe corruption in government. In a statement the council said that members of parliament display “complete moral bankruptcy in the execution of their responsibilities in upholding the laws of the land.”
Amid a political shift in the U.S., pro-abortion rights groups have filed lawsuits against three states’ abortion laws in what has been described the “first wave” in their efforts. According to pro-life advocates the election of Donald Trump has caused panic among pro-abortion groups.