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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:24 - Updated Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:23

Catholics pray for peace in DR Congo and South Sudan

Mbanza Kongo - Catholics in the province of Zaire today (Friday) observed a day of prayer and fasting, called "24 hours for peace in DR Congo and South Sudan", in response to the proposal of Pope Francis.

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The journey was proposed by the Holy Father on 23 November last year to the entire Catholic world community when he presided at a prayer vigil in the Vatican Basilica, taking into account the prolonged socio-political tensions and violence perpetrated by the war in these two African countries.

The Bishop of the Diocese of Mbanza Kongo, Archbishop Vicente Carlos Kiaziku, in opening the aforementioned journey in this region, highlighted the divine power of prayer, stressing that "by means of supplication to God, nations can reconcile and plan new directions for their populations, "he said.

In his homily, in front of hundreds of faithful Catholics, who attended the Mass held in the Cathedral of the Diocese, the religious leader acknowledged, however, that the resolution of the conflicts that afflict these two countries depends only on the political will of the disputing parties.

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