Kinshasa, 24 June, 2021 / 7:12 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has, at the ongoing workshop on the environment, called on his brother Bishops to seek ways of protecting the world’s second largest river basin, the Congo Basin.
“It is certainly impossible to avoid the use of products from nature in general and the Congo Basin in particular. However, it is entirely possible to coordinate and rationalize action on nature and especially on the Congo Basin in order to return this universal heritage to its original name of beauty and improve its capacity to offer all humanity its precious services,” Cardinal Ambongo said Monday, June 21.
He added, “We are all responsible for the survival of our Congo Basin.”
The Congolese Cardinal was speaking during the opening session of the weeklong workshop organized by the Episcopal Commission for Natural Resources of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO).
The workshop has been organized under the theme, “The Church in DRC facing the challenges of the environment and natural resources for the protection of the Congo Basin and the safeguarding of our common home.”