Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Feb 26, 2018 / 17:00 pm
Four Congolese protesters were shot dead Feb. 25, during demonstrations organized by Catholics protesting President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down from power.
The casualties occurred just two days after a worldwide day of prayer and fasting for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, called for by Pope Francis.
An additional 47 people were wounded and more than 100 arrested in the Sunday protests, according to the United Nations mission in Congo.
Many of the demonstrations occurred in and around Catholic churches in the DRC. Some priests chose to hold protests within the parameters of their parish grounds to minimize violence.