Basankusu, 19 November, 2023 / 8:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The newly appointed Bishops for Basankusu and Kamina Dioceses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have pledged to always seek to foster togetherness and collaboration with the people of God under their pastoral care.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, November 13, Mons. Libère Pwongo Bope and Mons. Léonard Kakudju Muzinga of Basankusu and Kamina Dioceses respectively, expressed appreciation to Pope Francis for their appointment.
“I thank the Holy Father for choosing me. I don't have all the qualities, but the Lord has graciously allowed the Pope to choose me. I will be his collaborator and an obedient son in the Church that he represents on earth,” Mons. Muzinga said.
He added, “A family can never live and move forward without sticking together. The Church is a family, and everyone has their share of responsibility.”
“Everyone has something to contribute. It's not just the Bishop's job,” the Bishop-elect said, and continued, “It's the business of the whole Church family of God in Kamina, as well as the entire population and people of good will who would like to see this area shine and see the action of God's presence.”