Vatican & World News 01.02.2023

- Pope Francis invokes peace for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and calls on militias to lay down arms in the beleaguered country

- The Congolese Minister for Communications says the Pope’s appeal to stop exploiting the nation is exactly what the people need to hear

- Cardinal Ambongo of Kinshasa describes the Pope’s presence in his country as an encouragement to hold "free, transparent, inclusive, and peaceful elections" later in the year

01 February 2023