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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Christians murdered by Islamic militants

Christians comprise 95% of the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Holy Archdiocese of Kinshasa and Central Africa is under the jurisdiction of the His Beatitude Theodore II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa.

“Christians murdered by Islamic militants in the DRC,” by Ruthie Case, Mission Network News, July 2, 2024 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Congo-Kinshasa (MNN) – More than 80 people were murdered by Islamic militants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent weeks. The victims were allegedly targeted because of their Christian faith, says Voice of the Martyrs USA.

On May 31, the first 13 bodies were found in a northern village close to the Ugandan border. Killings with guns and machetes continued throughout the week in nearby villages. Since there are more than 100 armed groups operating in the DRC, it is difficult to discern the exact source of the attacks, but it is easy to understand the primary motive: hatred of Christians.

“We don’t know how they’re identifying targets or victims, but we do know that the ADF, the Allied Democratic Forces, have pledged allegiance to ISIS,” says Todd Nettleton with VOM USA. “They have in mind to set up an Islamic caliphate in this part of DRC.”…

“At this point, it doesn’t seem that the government and the army is able to stop these attacks or really even protect against them,” Nettleton says. “In the last few weeks… two men were approached by the ADF. They were asked, ‘Are you Christian or Muslim?’ One of the men said, ‘I’m a Christian’ and was instantly executed right on the spot.”

The other man claimed he was a Muslim and was heavily questioned about the Quran and Ramadan until he was finally released….

More than 100 jihadists groups are vying for control in DRC…

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