New massacres in Congo as Pope prepares to visit
January 30, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: At least fifteen people were killed in guerrilla attacks on several villages in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 29, just two days before Pope Francis embarked on a trip to the troubled African country.
The latest bloodshed occurred in Kivu province, bordering on Uganda and Rwanda. Pope Francis had originally been scheduled to visit Goma, the largest city in that region, but the escalation of fighting prompted organizers to drop that visit from the papal itinerary.
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