Did the Cardinal want to torpedo the work of the CENCO? Should we doubt the neutrality of CENCO? What path do we, Christians of Kinshasa, have to follow? That of the gospel which preaches forgiveness and the search for reconciliation in all circumstances, as the current president of CENCO repeatedly repeats? Or must we sharpen the swords according to the revengeful logic preached on December 25 in our churches? Asked Kajepa Molobi, the pro-Majority analyst who comes here, in another form, with his thoughts without mitts, on the message recently issued by Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo, Archbishop of Kinshasa. For him, in the present circumstances, things being what they are, the only way that corresponds to Christian charity is to agree on a reasonable period of preparation for transparent, credible and peaceful elections. This is not the path chosen by those whom the Cardinal visibly supports. A father concerned for the harmonious future of the family, “the bonus pater familias”, does not preach the peace between two antagonistic groups of the same siblings, obviously taking sides for one and condemning the other without the ” Listen to ”, slice Kajepa Molobi, in his free pit repossession, below.
Will Monsengwo recover Christian charity?
Sunday, December 25, 2016, the Catholic faithful were surprised by the virulence of the words spoken by His Eminence, Cardinal MONSENGWO, on the day when peace should be celebrated.
In a position as inappropriate as tendentious, the former president of the National Sovereign Conference broke into the talks that CENCO is currently organizing and running.
The Congolese Christians were bewildered by a Machiavellian allusion indicating that their President of the Republic, who had peacefully succeeded Mzee Laurent Désiré Kabila, following an agreement between the leaders in office at the time of the assassination, which was Confirmed by all the representatives of the nation in Sun City and elected by universal suffrage in 2006, then reelected in 2011, that this one, despite this journey, would have come to power by arms!
More astonishing still, he who should preach peace did not hesitate to threaten by promising death by the sword.
The place of the church, one might think, is in the middle of the village. Although concealed in a liturgical vocabulary, the message delivered on December 25 in the churches of Kinshasa is not meant to reconcile or unite. It’s a hate message.
In this speech, not all victims deserved the same attention. The police and other peaceful citizens attacked for refusing to participate in the insurrection of December 19 and 20 did not deserve any reference from the head of the Catholic Church in China. No comments were made about those who burned the vehicles of peaceful citizens. No advice has been given to the politicians who strive to dump the streets of the gangs of breakers and killers. Nothing against those who were strutted with Kalashnikov in the streets of Kinshasa, during the demonstrations presented as peaceful by the opposition. Those who attacked the shops and other facilities of others were not entitled to any remark from the prelate.
For the Archbishop of Kinshasa, there are precious deaths that merit mourning and other worthless ones that are treated with indifference. This is particularly the case of policemen burned at point blank range on 19 and 20 December. One might think that there were Catholics among them.
The message of 25 December 2016 of this year is obviously away from the preaching of reconciliation and the peace efforts of Pope Francis.
This homily takes position for that part of the most extremist political class which wants to violate the Constitution, putting an end to democracy, to impose “the special regime” that the Rassemblement expects to establish after street riots.
Moreover, this unavowed political motivation is betrayed by the fact that this text was very quickly edited in a brochure to ensure its wide dissemination.
How can this violent discourse be reconciled with a few biblical verses with the current efforts of the CENCO?
Did the Cardinal want to torpedo the work of the CENCO? Should we doubt the neutrality of CENCO?
What path do we, Christians of Kinshasa, have to follow? That of the gospel which preaches forgiveness and the search for reconciliation in all circumstances, as the current president of CENCO repeatedly repeats? Or must we sharpen the swords according to the revengeful logic preached on December 25 in our churches?
In the present circumstances, things being what they are, the only way that corresponds to Christian charity is to agree on a period.