Congo government brutally suppresses Catholics’ march
Catholic World News - February 21, 2012
Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo brutally suppressed a peaceful march that would have commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of Christians by soldiers.
“The march was blocked in the bud,” an anonymous source told the Fides news agency. “The faithful who were gathering in some parishes to then converge at the event were brutally attacked by the police. A few priests and nuns were arrested, and then the police launched tear gas. At least in one parish the young ‘Kulunas’ (belonging to a criminal gang) intervened, who severely started beating the faithful, causing injuries.”
Three priests and two nuns were arrested but have now been released.
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