Roundup: Pray for Congo
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has joined fellow Christians throughout the world in calling for a week of prayer Nov. 26-Dec. 2 for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
African Catholic Church leaders who met in Kinshasa recently say that escalating violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is causing a major humanitarian tragedy.
Now, rebel fighters are going house to house arresting people, many of whom have not been seen again by their families.
Congo said it would not negotiate with the rebels until they pulled out of Goma, but the rebels said the government was in no position to set conditions on peace talks.
The barefoot refugee children who sleep on piercing volcanic rock are proof that war in the Democratic Republic of Congo engulfs the innocent not once, but over and over.