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Congo’s bishops call for multiparty democracy

Catholic World News - July 02, 2014

Amid concerns that Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, since 2001, will push for a constitutional change that would allow him to seek another term in office, the nation’s bishops have issued a message opposing the change.

Repeating the phrase “to protect the nation,” the bishops called for multiparty democracy, the rule of law, fair elections, and respect for liberty.

The bishops also called upon priests “not to swear allegiance to any political party,” not to participate actively in political associations, and not to take part in the management of any governmental institutions.

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