Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/IVORY COAST – The Country needs political apostles of peace and reconciliation
Abidjan – “Ivorian politicians must be men and women sincerely in love with peace. Our Country really needs politicians who are apostles of peace and reconciliation”. This is what Ivorian theologian Fr. Donald Zagore, of the Society for African Missions tells Agenzia Fides. The Christmas period in the country was characterized by political tensions fomented by the arrest warrant for Guillaume Soro, a former rebel leader. Accused of money laundering and violation of State security, Soro had recently announced his candidacy for the presidential elections in October 2020 and should have returned to the Country after more than six months abroad. There was also the appeal of the Church which, through the voice of Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan, asked for the release of Soro’s supporters.