AFRICA/DR CONGO - A priest killed in Lubumbashi; Bishops denounce attacks on parishes and convents

Monday, 24 October 2016 missionaries killed  

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) - Don Joseph Mulimbi Nguli, 52, vicar of the parish of San Martino in the municipality of Katuba, Lubumbashi, capital of Upper Katanga Province was killed by unknown persons in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo in the night between 21 and October 22.
The worsening of security conditions in large parts of the Country was denounced by the Congolese Bishops in the message issued after the meeting of the Bishops' Conference Committee in charge of monitoring the electoral process. "We are concerned about the massacres in North-Kivu, in particular in the city and in the Territory of Beni; from the killings in Central Kasai to clashes between security forces and the militia of the traditional leader Kamuina-Nsapu, from inter-community conflicts that are causing many victims in several provinces, especially in Katanga, to the sad events of 19 and 20 September in Kinshasa (see Fides 21/09/2016) and the resurgence of banditry".
The Bishops also denounced "attacks in parishes and religious communities, in particular in Kinshasa, Kananga and Bukavu". (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 24/10/2016)


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