Tag: protests

Why should Catholics care about the Hong Kong protests?

Hong Kong, China | The people of Hong Kong are no strangers to political protest. Large-scale demonstrations have rocked the island territory since early June, when an estimated 1 million marchers took to the streets, chanting and singing. The protests began as a response to a controversial bill, put forth in February by the government… Read more »

Congo’s bishops criticize excessive force to break up protests

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s bishops condemned the “excessive and disproportionate use of force” by security forces that dispersed protesters demanding President Joseph Kabila hold fresh elections in line with a church-brokered accord. In a Jan. 22 report, the bishops’ conference said “peaceful marches” had been “violently repressed and smothered with tear gas and bursts of… Read more »