Tag: protest

Catholics among 59 arrested during ‘pray-in’ at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON | Catholics arrested in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda as part of the six-week Poor People’s Campaign said they willingly gave up their freedom for a few hours to object to widespread racism, voter suppression, anti-immigrant policies and inaction on poverty around the country. They told Catholic News Service May 21 before their act of… Read more »

Congo’s bishops: Two killed during protests against ‘dictatorship’

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s bishops said a young Catholic was killed at point-blank range and another was shot dead while trying to return home from anti-government protests. The protests, organized by the church’s Lay Coordination Committee, were designed to be peaceful marches “to say no to dictatorship,” said a statement on the bishops’ website Feb…. Read more »

4.5 million displaced in Congo ‘struggling to survive,’ says aid worker

WASHINGTON | Just as people are “struggling to survive” in Congo, aid agencies are struggling to meet their needs, said one aid worker. Political unrest in and around the capital, Kinshasa, is just the latest malady to afflict the Congolese citizens, said Chiara Nava, an adviser to the AVSI Foundation, an aid agency focusing on… Read more »