LAURENT MONSENGWO PASINYA, CARDINAL AND ARCHBISHOP OF KINSHASA
He has neither the habit nor the quality to summon musicians. And yet, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Cardinal of this state and Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa, has indeed crossed the rubicund. He was, in fact, the initiator of a meeting organised on Friday, November 10, in the Cathedral Notre Dame du Congo, with Congolese musicians, many to listen to him. But what was it? Many questions remain on this subject. But, to see it up close, some political exegeses denounce, a prior, the beginning of a Plan B, behind this kind of new strategy of gain of souls.
Far from a simple Mass, as one could imagine, it was, rather, a working session, a call to the conscience and the patriotic awakening that would go in the direction of accompany the Bishops and the country towards a future change.
The opportunity has thus been given to the analysts, after all, to be lost in conjectures on the merits of such a session at this crucial moment when the whole country is negotiating a final turn towards pluralistic elections, according to the a calendar that was, fortunately, published on November 5 by the Central Electoral Office.
Some think that, like some insidious contacts, the Monsengwo-Musicians face-to-face is one of them. It hides a face that they call, simply, “black mass”, because of its motivations and bases difficult to decipher.
This makes the most extremist among these analysts say that a punt would always be in perspective in R & D. Congo. And that in such a case, the Congolese authorities should prepare, logically, to deal with it.
And yet, there is nothing to indicate that by resorting to this type of methodology to access the mysteries of power, peace would be guaranteed and the unity of the country preserved. Nothing, then nothing at all, offers the slightest prospect of an upturn, if we ever resorted to methods, once decried to try to recover the power we no longer had on the street, direct discussions, as announced by the Bishops, from December 8, 2016 to March 27, 2017, at the Interdiocesan Center.
The royal road, the only one left, after all these apocalyptic plans and the schemas of chaos, is to go to the elections.
Now, on that, the calendar has been published. Deadlines are fixed. In Parliament, the laws will be gradually passed, while the government and external partners will fight to gather the logistical, material, human and financial, to materialize this laborious and expensive electoral process, at the end of December 2018. And that if all is well, the discount-recovery, scheduled for January 12, 2019, will be without a shot.
On the other hand, leaving this electoral scheme with all the calls for peace and nourishing the ambitions to return to unconstitutional methods, to seize power, is to plunge the country in the footsteps of a march backwards.
Visibly, from the beginning, the meeting Monsengwo-Musicians does not display its true deep reasons. But, those who pass it to the prism of criticism, think it participates in the beginning of a game whose fears are transverse and longitudinal.