Kinshasa, 05 January, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has urged pastoral agents under his jurisdiction to do more to support their fellow brothers and sisters in difficult situations.
Addressing pastoral agents Tuesday, January 4 during a ceremony to exchange new year greetings, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo said, “The year 2021 that has just ended was marked by both difficult (unfortunate) and happy events.”
Some of the challenging moments, Cardinal Ambongo said, include “the pandemic of the Coronavirus; the death of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo; the burial of two members of our diocesan family: Father Blaise Mamba, and Bishop Tharcisse Tshibangu; the socio-political instability and the absence of the State; the disruption of the school and academic year; the ever-increasing social misery of our people; the collapse of our economic system; and the selfishness of our leaders.”
The insecurity and instability in the East of the DRC and the natural disasters have only multiplied the number of deaths of our brothers and sisters, the Congolese Cardinal lamented.
Against this backdrop, he urged his collaborators to “support our brothers and sisters in humanity who find themselves in precarious situations through active and effective participation in the projects of the Church.”