Congo’s bishops renew call for national dialogue to avoid chaos
July 28, 2016
The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have issued a statement calling for respect for the constitution, respect for human rights, and a national dialogue in order to “avoid chaos.”
The statement comes one month after the bishops called for a national dialogue aimed at creating a timeframe for President Joseph Kabila to leave office rather than seek an unconstitutional third term.
The nation of 67.5 million is 53% Catholic.
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- RD Congo: Les évêques interpellent encore une fois les politiciens (Vatican Radio)
- DR Congo: UN rights chief warns of threats to free speech, public assembly as polls approach (AfricaNews.com)
- Congo’s bishops call for dialogue so that president may leave office (CWN, 6/28)
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