Kinshasa, 22 November, 2022 / 8:47 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has urged young people in his Episcopal See to be in solidarity with the displaced persons amid insecurity in the Eastern part of the country.
In his November 20 homily during Holy Mass marking the Diocesan Youth Day in Kinshasa Archdiocese, Fridolin Besungu Cardinal Ambongo also invited young people to participate in a peaceful march scheduled for December 4.
“At this precise moment in our national history, a part of the East of our country is occupied by the M23 rebels with the military support of Rwanda and even Uganda,” Cardinal Ambongo said.
In addition to the loss of human lives in the army and civilians, the Congolese Cardinal said, “This occupation has led to the massive displacement of people, not only from the East, but also very close to us here, in the territory of Kwamouth and the surrounding territories.”
“We are all invited to fast, to pray, and to show solidarity with the displaced people of our country,” Cardinal Ambongo said November 20, the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe.