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Threats and violence directed against the Church are now widespread, say bishops

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The Pontiff said words alone were not enough to help the people of the African nation

The Pope was speaking days after the UN voiced concern about deadly violence in the country

‘The threat of Islamic extremism is of course always there, but the situation is now relatively safe’, claims local bishop

Recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen have left hundreds of people dead

Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue

Under the accord, President Kabila will comply with constitutional provisions barring him from seeking a third term in office

The bishops have warned of chaos if government and opposition leaders fail to agree to a timeline for elections

Bishops release statement as opposition groups prepare for mass demonstrations