Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Congolese cleric and statesman, dies at 81

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, an influential figure in Congo’s Roman Catholic Church, died Sunday (July 11) in Versailles, France, where had been undergoing medical treatment. The 81-year-old prelate, the former archbishop of Kinshasa, is remembered in the central African country as both a church leader and a statesman who fought fearlessly … Read more