The people of God in the Archdiocese of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have planned to hold “a peaceful march” to show their solidarity with victims of violence in the country’s Ituri Province.
In their collective statement dated March 10, Catholic Bishops in Kisangani Ecclesiastical Province said they have witnessed a resurgence of violence and strengthening of armed groups in Ituri Province in the Catholic Diocese of Bunia.
In a Thursday, March 24 statement, the Vicar General of Kisangani says, “Considering the disastrous situation that our brothers and sisters of Ituri are going through, the Presbyterium, as well as the Catholic Christians of the city of Kisangani, have decided to show their solidarity and their compassion to the compatriots of Ituri by organizing a peaceful march this Monday 28/03/2022.”
Fr. Francois Mwarabu says the march is expected to start at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral of Kisangani Archdiocese at 8.30 a.m.