Congolese bishops lament ‘unspeakable violence’
Catholic World News - February 24, 2014
The bishops of Katanga, a province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have issued a pastoral letter lamenting the “unspeakable violence” perpetrated by rebels there.
Agence France-Presse reported that over 400,000 residents have been displaced by the violence.
The youth, said the bishops, are “continually subjected to magical practices” and “ransack, rape, kill, torture and burn,” according to a Fides news agency report.
“The dramatic situation in Katanga has multiple causes: weakness of state authority, poor distribution of wealth, economic imbalance between urban and rural, frustration, [and] impunity,” the bishops added.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($33,204 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!