DR Congo: Catholic Church Keeps up Pressure on Elections

DR Congo: Catholic Church Keeps up Pressure on Elections

“The insistence of the National Bishops’ Conference of the Congo on the St. Sylvester Agreement and the pressure exerted by the Lay Catholic Committee of Coordination undoubtedly influenced Kabila’s decision not to stand for re-election in the presidential election.

Kabila’s last presidential mandate came to an end two years ago but he has remained in power. In order to force him to hold transparent elections in which he will not be a candidate, Catholics have engaged in significant action: protest marches, media publicity, billboards, and diplomatic visits”.  (La Croix International)

Source: ICN

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