At the heart of the protests is a rejection of violence in every form and a condemnation of the self-perpetuating dictatorship of the regime; protesters also have called for free and transparent elections.
The rector of a seminary in the Democratic Republic of Congo refused a militia’s request for space on its grounds. In the wake of authorities’ crackdown on the militia, its members attacked and gravely damaged the seminary.
“We don’t know how we‘re going to survive,” write The Carmelite Sisters of the Glorious Saint Joseph to us, despairingly. These Carmelite Sisters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, are suffering from a severe water shortage.