Kinshasa, 10 August, 2021 / 8:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has criticized the recent storming of his residence and thanked the Catholic faithful for standing with him in prayer.
On August 1, a group of young Congolese reportedly stormed the Lindonge center in the town of Limete before accessing the residence of Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, chanting songs against the Cardinal and throwing stones at his residence.
Addressing the faithful Sunday, August 8, Cardinal Ambongo said, “People of bad faith had illustrated themselves by the disorder at the Lindonge center and at my residence.”
“You prayed for the cardinal about what happened last week. Today I wanted to thank you,” the Congolese Cardinal said, and continued, “You have shown that you have love for the Cardinal. You have shown that we are one family.”
Cardinal Ambongo further related the storming of his residence and what the Lord went through saying, “God's work is difficult work. Even Jesus Christ went through this.”