The Bishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Inongo Diocese has cautioned politicians in the Province of Mai-Ndombe that is within his episcopal see against the tendency to engage in “sterile quarrels and debates.”
A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo has called upon politicians to desist from manipulating the masses for their own selfish gains and encouraged inclusivity in politics in order to realize development in various African countries.
The Cardinal in Ivory Coast has, in a statement, expressed his concerns about the election-related violence in the West African country and has called on the parties behind the conflict to look beyond the election event and instead focus on reconciliation of the people of God.
The Archbishop of Guinea’s Conakry Archdiocese has reached out to the political leaders in the West African nation who are involved in election-related violent conflict, urging for an “inclusive dialogue for peace.”
Church leaders in Zimbabwe realized their inaugural consultative meeting with those at the helm of various political parties in the country, convened to deliberate on challenges bedeviling the Southern African nation from the economic collapse to the political stalemate.
With elections in the West African nation of Ivory Coast slated to take place later this year amid heightened tensions following the arrest warrant issued for one of the presidential candidates, a missionary cleric, a native of the country, has blamed politicians for the challenges bedeviling citizens.
As African countries continue working towards enhancing democracy in the 21st century, an African missionary priest has challenged politicians in the world’s second largest continent to integrate their political vocations with prophetism.