Congo Tightens Security Ahead Of Pope Francis’ Visit

Written by on January 31, 2023

Officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today said that security measures had been increased ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to the country’s capital, Kinshasa.

Several districts of Kinshasa have been cordoned off to protect the pontiff and his papal delegation during the visit.

According to U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Patrick Muyaya, in addition to local police and the army, the country is asking for support from the Vatican’s security services and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Pope Francis is to visit Congo and South Sudan during his six-day international trip that begins with his arrival on Tuesday in Kinshasa, the pope plans to stay in Kinshasa until Friday.

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