Kigali, 18 November, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Rwanda and Burundi have expressed their “solidarity and spiritual closeness” with the people of God in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid reports of persistent violent conflicts and deaths.
In their collective statement shared with ACI Africa Friday, November 18, members of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Rwanda and Burundi (ACOREB) express “deep concern” about insecurity in Eastern DRC.
“We, Bishops of ACOREB express our solidarity and spiritual closeness with the Congolese people who are prey to murderous violence,” the Catholic Church leaders in the two neighboring East African nations say in their statement dated Wednesday, November 16.
They urge all parties in conflict “to return to the table of dialogue and negotiation in order to resolve their conflicts peacefully without compromising the lives of innocent people.”
ACOREB members further assure the Congolese people of their “closeness and their prayers for the consolidation of peace in the DRC and in the entire sub-region.”