Congo's church leaders shocked after 8 dead in anti-Kabila protests

Posted January 2, 2018 4:08 pm by Editor

Congo's church leaders shocked after 8 dead in anti-Kabila protests

KINSHASA, Congo – Church leaders in Congo expressed shock after security forces fired on Catholic protesters, leaving at least eight dead and 120 people detained.The Dec. 31 protest against rule by President Joseph Kabila was organized by the Kinshasa archdiocesan lay coordination committee. At least a dozen priests were among those detained.”We condemn with utmost vigor this unjustified violence,” the Congolese bishops’ conference said in a statement Jan. 2.”We similarly denounce this attack on freedom of worship, which is guaranteed in every democratic state, as well as the profanation of churches and physical aggression against the faithful and their priests.”The

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