At its weekly press conference, the Mission of the United Nations Ornagnisation for Stabilization in DR Congo (MONUSCO) has expressed concern over the situation regarding recent attacks on Catholic churches in different parts of the national territory.

Although the task of securing Catholic churches in the DRC rests to the Congolese security forces first, Monusco claims to be there to lend its full support to the efforts deployed by the Congolese forces to secure these places of worship. It firmly condemns these attacks and promises to be involved in putting an end to them.

« These types of attacks are unacceptable, inconceivable and must be combated to put an end to it permanently. Places of worship must be respected and preserved. I believe that the Congolese authorities with whom we are in contact are taking decisive action to put an end to them », said the spokesman of the UN Mission in the DRC, Felix Prosper Bass, during the press conference this Wednesday, February 22.

According to the spokesman for Monusco, contingency plans have been made and implemented, patrols deployed on the ground so as to be able to follow up, but also intervene when necessary.