Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, metropolitan archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Kinshasa, visits Beni on Friday, December 27, as part of his five-day pastoral visit to North Kivu.
According to the program of the Catholic prelate in our possession, he must meet as soon as he arrives in this city, pastoral agents, urban authorities and MONUSCO officials. He is also scheduled to say Mass for "peace and justice" this Saturday, December 28 at the Esplanade Sainte Thérèse d'Avila in Beni-cité.
Indeed, after Beni, Fridolin Ambongo will take the direction of Butembo where he is expected to say a solemn mass on Sunday, December 29 for "time of serious disturbance" in the region, before completing his pastoral visit on Tuesday, December 31.
It should be noted that this visit by the Catholic prelate comes 3 days after that of the delegation of Lamuka, led by Adolphe Muzito and Martin Fayulu. It is to comfort the Congolese of this area, victims of the repeated massacres of the ADF, kidnappings and rapes, that these personalities go there.