Kinshasa, 19 August, 2021 / 9:06 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic politicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have condemned the recent attacks targeting the Catholic Church and her leaders and have called for serenity in the Central African nation.
In a Wednesday, August 18 statement after a courtesy visit to Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, the members of the Caucus of Catholic Parliamentarians say they “followed with dismay the acts of barbarism that are rampant in the Diocese of Mbujimayi where objects were destroyed and places of worship desecrated.”
“We also followed with great concern acts of barbarism committed on Sunday 1 August 2021 in Kinshasa, where manipulated civilians virulently attacked the residence of His Eminence Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, Archbishop of Kinshasa,” the Catholic politicians say in the statement read out to journalists.
They expressed their condemnation for what they termed “shameful behaviors,” adding that “since ancient times, the princes of the Church have contributed to the emergence of our Nation.”
“No one can ignore the role played by Cardinal Malula in the emancipation of the Congolese elite in its struggle for independence or its commitment against the dictatorial ups and downs that our country has experienced since 1960,” they emphasize.