Kinshasa, 17 April, 2021 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
For nearly five years, Carmelite Sisters in the Ecclesiastical Province of Kananga of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have stayed at premises that were looted and partly destroyed in violence that wreaked havoc in the Central African country between 2016 and 2017.
The leadership of the Catholic charity organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International reports that near the convent stands the Seminary of Christ the King, which was also hugely burnt in the violence.
Recounting the violence, ACN leadership has, in the Wednesday, March 14 reported, “In 2017 there were outbreaks of violence during which not only the Carmelite convent but also the Seminary of Christ the King was attacked and looted. In fact, a section of the Seminary was even burnt down. Thank God no one was killed or injured.”
The leadership of the charity organization describes DRC as “strife-torn land, tormented for decades by civil war and violence”, adding that the 2017 was not the first time that the Catholic Nuns had suffered the attacks.
The organization notes that the Nuns continue to serve the people of God in the region with unwavering commitment despite the high levels of poverty that surrounds them.