Congo Conference of Catholic Bishops Vice President Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo says the bishops have decided to visit Zambia following the country’s brave intervention in convincing the DRC government to call for elections.
Archbishop Ambongo says Zambia has strong democratic tenets that have enabled the country to maintain peace even after an election.
He told media that the DRC looks up to Zambia as a role model for Peace, security and respect for the rule of law.
Archbishop Ambongo said it was not easy for the African Union to convince the government of the DRC to call for elections but with the help of the Catholic Church in Zambia it was possible.
He also said democracy in Zambia is a reality and that it is the wish of the Catholic Church in Congo to see the same for that country.
Archbishop Ambongo has also called on politicians in Zambia not to disturb the peace the country has enjoyed for many years.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is scheduled to hold elections later this year with outgoing President Joseph Kabila elbowing all top contenders out of the race.
Popular candidate Moise Katumbi has been barred from entering the county while another top contender Pierre Bemba has also been barred from contesting.