Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 4, 2018 / 14:37 pm
A Catholic cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has strongly condemned security forces' attacks on protesters amid deadly political tensions in the country.
"We can only denounce, condemn and stigmatize the actions of the supposedly valiant men in uniform, which are, unfortunately, nothing more, nothing less than barbarism," Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya told journalists in Kinshasa.
"How can we trust leaders incapable of protecting the population, of guaranteeing peace, justice and love of people?" the cardinal asked.
He accused security forces of opening fire on peaceful protesters and desecrating places of worship, Reuters reports.