Religious leaders converge in DRC prior to 2016 elections

March 9, 2016 OPINION/NEWS

By

Darell Maurice

Pastors and men of God who gathered at the Stade des Martyrs on Saturday, chose the Dialogue for the unity of the Congo and peaceful forthcoming elections.

They parted with the feeling of accomplishment in an intimate conviction that their prayers were heard by the Creator. For these pastors and men of God from different backgrounds, the blood of the Congolese people no longer flow.

There will not  either be any chaos, provided of course that the political players who compete, accept to sit around a table to give priority only to the best interests of the Congolese people.

The year 2016 is an election year in the DRC. The stakes are enormous. Different religious faiths enter the dance.

Headed by Archbishop Marini Bodho of the Congo Church of Christ, makers of Revival churches, Kimbanguists pastors, imams and Gurus of independent churches, they were all there to dedicate the Congo to God. All these men of God stood before the world to announce that the DRC is not only a rich nation, but rather a country of men and women of faith.

Journalists who traveled to the Stade des Martyrs last Saturday noticed by their dress and animatd songs a strong mobilization of Kimbanguistes, followed by the faithful of the Liloba Community.

From 12pm in Kinshasa, Bishop Marini Bodho began the prayers. Among the pastors highlighted, there was the Reverend Tambwe Lukoki, pastor of the Community ”Abundant Faith”, who said the opening prayer.

The torrential rain that hit the city of Kinshasa has been interpreted by these pastors at Stade des Martyrs as a symbol of blessing and deliverance for the Congolese people.

Much the same as with God’s help, the Congolese, whatever their tendencies, sensibilities or policies, are able to settle the current electoral process and the political crisis observed so far in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Darell Maurice

Darell Maurice is a Journalist based in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city Kinshasa and works for Canal7kintv. He also blogs here.

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