Archbishop of Burundi Goes on a Peace Mission

(ACNS) The Archbishop of Burundi, the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, recently led a 5-strong ecumenical delegation of church leaders from Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo that met with the presidents of the D.R. Congo and Rwanda in order to convey to them a strong message advocating for peace. “People are tired and want an end to the war,” they said, “and dialogue costs much less than armed confrontation”.

More than 250,000 people fled their homes in the eastern part of the D.R. Congo in order to escape the fighting that broke out between the army and rebels in August. The delegation that was initiated by the AACC added their support to Churches in the D.R. Congo who are working with other agencies to alleviate the suffering of people, especially the displaced; and trying to encourage the disarmament and repatriation of armed Rwandan groups living in eastern DRC.


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One comment on “Archbishop of Burundi Goes on a Peace Mission

  1. Ephraim Radner says:

    This is one of the great tragedies and horrors of our era. Alas, people who have suffered much in the wars of the past 15 years have been unable to extricate themselves from their ongoing causes in other countries. My prayers go with the Archbishop and his colleagues. May God bring peace to this ravaged land and its people, and may the light of Christ arise within her midst.