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Congo cardinal raps restoration of death penalty

March 22, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo of Kinshasa has decried the restoration of the death penalty in the Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it is a “step backwards.”

The country’s justice minister, Rose Mutombo, said that execution is a proper punishment for “acts of treachery or espionage.” But Cardinal Ambongo countered: “when I look at the reality here in the Congo, the great traitors to the country are precisely those in power.”

“I wouldn’t want us to take advantage of a vague notion of traitors to settle political scores,” said the cardinal.

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