US News: RD Congo: Christmas homily "Appended" for Cardinal Ambongo of Kinshasha

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L'archevêque de Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo Besungu. © Reuters / Baz Ratner The archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo Besungu.

First Christmas homily "Soft" and less political for Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Since its appointment at the head of the archdiocese of Kinshasa in 2018. Recognized for its criticisms, the prelate has happened news in its Homily at Notre-Dame Congo Cathedral. He nevertheless noted without more details than Christmas is celebrated "in a difficult context of the country".

with our correspondent in Kinshasa, Pascal Mulegwa

It is 7 pm, the procession of the Cardinal crosses the hedge of the cathedral, it is the beginning of the worship, then that moment when Fridolin Ambongo uses his franc speak. "Our people, the Congolese people suffer in front of the indifference of those who are comfortably sitting in their homes, those who are comfortably installed in the material conditions that do not doubt anything, such kinds than the misery of others, the difficulties of communication In Kinshasa, it's not their problem. "

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In the backdrop, the Archbishop plague against the stubbornness of the executive despite the injunctions of Parliament to delete the tax on the register of mobile devices. An annual tax of less than 10 dollars taken from any phone holder for more than a year.

for the cardinal, "It's time for things to change."

"He has the meaning of telling the truth"

in the courtyard of the parish, the cardinal is well known by his faithful Éric and Bilate. "Our spiritual father did not really address the political aspect as he used to doing it from time to time, it's an exceptional day [...] he can not preach without speaking of life, the daily life of his population. It makes sense to tell the truth.

The truth for Fridolin Ambongo is that the country gets bogged down in the spiral of violence, the exploitation of the poor and the abuse of power because of a "revolting selfishness".

The cardinal was expected on several questions. Of the electoral commission, political tensions or the security situation.

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