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

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

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

Politicians in the country have agreed to move a planned election to April 2018

A Church spokesman said President Kabila should not be seeking a third term

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

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