Kinshasa, 13 June, 2020 / 10:23 am (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has, through its development and humanitarian arm Caritas Congo ASBL, launched a campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19 aimed at minimizing the risk of “vulnerable groups” contracting the deadly virus.
“Our people need to get the right information about this virus and we must do everything possible to protect vulnerable groups especially the elderly from contracting this disease,” the Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo who presided over the official launch said early this week.
“This is really not the time to minimize or underestimate such a formidable enemy,” the Cardinal has been quoted as saying during the June 9 event.
He underscored the value of the “sensitization campaign” in DRC’s capital, Kinshasa, which is the epicenter of the virus in the Central African country saying, “We want every son and daughter in our city of Kinshasa to receive the right message but also the behavior, the right attitude to adopt in a context of danger like now.”
Cardinal Ambongo who is also the vice president of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) expressed gratitude to Caritas Congo ASBL “for the initiative which comes at a time when the pandemic is becoming more and more threatening and dangerous.”