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Lifting of Moratorium on Death Penalty in Congo ‘a Step Backwards,’ Cardinal Says

Dan Henson
In a statement issued March 13, DRC’s justice minister, Rose Mutombo, announced the lifting of the two-decade-old moratorium on the death penalty in the Central African nation.

In his March 17 interview, Cardinal Ambongo also addressed a number of issues in his country including violence in the Eastern Province and the Church’s stance on political and social issues