The Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo voice their concern after protests against the UN peacekeeping force that left three dozen people dead in the east of the African nation.
The Congolese government says that 36 people died and 170 others were injured in the wake of protests against the United Nation’s mission in eastern -DRC.
In response, the Catholic Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo expressed their understanding of people’s anger, but said that violence is never tolerable.
In a statement signed by the president of the DRC Bishop’s Conference (CENCO), Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa, the Bishops called on people to demonstrate peacefully.
The Bishops also called for an investigation into last week’s unrest, and offered their condolences to grieving families, entrusting those who died to Divine Mercy. END.