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DRC Bishops’ Plennary Assembly ends:call for release of kidnapped priests

The bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Congo, DR have appealed for the release of three Congolese priests who were kidnapped in October last year. The call came at the end of their 50th Plennary Assembly that run between 24th and 28th June.
In their communique at the end of their meeting, the bishops have recalled the three brothers Jean-Pierre Ndulani, Anselme Wasinkundi and Edmond Bamutute, who went missing on 19th October 2012, when they were forcefully take by armed men from their home, in the parish of Our Lord of the poor parish in Mbau, in the province of North Kivu.
We are asking the government, say the bishops, to do everything possible and identify the captors and liberate the innocent hostages.For this reason the bishops of Congo have suggested that that there must be a crisis committee that should work at an effective liberation of the three priests. They are also appealing to the UN peace keeping force, MONUSCO, in Congo to take firm action and find a solution to the tragedy. In the communique the Congolese bishops also address the question of poverty in the country, and are inviting the national


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