Brazzaville, 27 November, 2021 / 9:09 pm (ACI Africa).
There is a need “to re-launch” the platform of exchange that existed between the Catholic Church and the State in the Republic of Congo, Bishops have told the leadership of the Central African nation.
Addressing Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso during the Monday, November 22 audience on behalf of the members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CEC), Archbishop Victor Abagna Mossa said, “The Congolese State and the Catholic Church need to re-launch the framework for exchange, in order to speak the same language on certain problems of the country.”
“We need to work together for the good of all Congolese,” the Spokesperson of CEC further said, and added, “We need to get back together to work within the framework of this platform, which would allow the Church to make proposals to the State.”
In recent times, members of CEC have clashed with the government of the Congo over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In June, Catholic Bishops in the Congo expressed the need for resuming public worship in a way that does not put the people of God at risk of contracting COVID-19.