VATICAN - Pope's appeal "regarding the grave humanitarian crisis" in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - A new appeal for Congo was launched by Pope Benedict XVI at the end of the general audience on Wednesday, December 5. These are his words: " Troubling news continues to arrive regarding the grave humanitarian crisis in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which for months now has been the scene of armed conflict and violence. A large part of the population lacks even the most basic means of support and thousands have been forced to abandon their homes to seek refuge elsewhere. I therefore renew my appeal for dialogue and reconciliation, and invite the international community to take all action necessary to attend to the pressing needs of the population." (SL) (Agenzia Fides 06/12/2012)