“In the morning of Sunday, 1 August 2021, we noticed with great pain that a group of unidentified persons violently stormed the residence of His Eminence Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa, chanting and making derogatory remarks against the Cardinal,” Fr. Georges Njila says August 1.
Fr. Njila adds, “We strongly condemn this irresponsible attitude as well as its consequences.”
Earlier The Permanent Committe of the Bishops Conference wrote in a letter referring to other related incidents: “The Congolese Cardinal, Archbishops and Bishops (members of the Permanent Committee of CENCO) are saddened by the letter they received from Bishop Emmanuel-Bernard KASANDA, the Bishop of Mbujimayi, on July 26, 2021, who revealed that since the month of ‘April 2021, there are many abominable acts of desecration in places of worship. They have destroyed items in parishes, the statutes of Mary, altars, sanctuaries and they have gone as far as destroying our tabernacles”. (Document translated by Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu MHM)