Lome, Togo, Sep 19, 2017 / 19:02 pm
Following Togo's largest protests in over a decade, the bishops of the small African country urged political leaders toward a constitutional reform aimed at lasting peace.
The time is "right to organize prayers in each diocese for peace, or more specifically, for institutional and constitutional reforms," said Archbishop Denis Amuzu-Dzakpah of Lomé, according to La Croix International.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Togo's cities during the week of Sept. 6, demanding for the end of the Gnassingbé regime – a 50-year long father-son dynasty.
Directed towards an audience of political leaders, priests, religious, and lay people gathered on Sept. 17, Archbishop Amuzu-Dzakpah urged the government to revisit a limit for the presidential term, which was removed in 2002.