“There are many pastoral and social challenges in this Diocese. I am happy to have arrived here by road and what I have seen is unacceptable in a self-respecting country. You are a few kilometres from Kinshasa, but the misery I saw on the road to Popokabaka is incomprehensible,” the Cardinal recalled.
He added, “The people are suffering; the material misery has reached worrying proportions and the recklessness of those who have been given the mandate to govern this country and make it more beautiful than before only make the prospects for a peaceful future for you and for the country more difficult.”
The Diocese of Popokabaka, like the whole country, “faces social challenges, but the greatest challenge is that of unity in faith,” the Cardinal Ambongo noted.