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Congo Mourns Death of ‘Tata Cardinal’

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo from the Democratic Republic of Congo arrives at the Synod hall in the Vatican on February 13, 2015. © 2015 Eric Vandeville/Sipa USA/AP Images Tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond for Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo, a fearless human rights defender who died July 11 at age 81. A few days earlier, he had been flown from Congo to Versailles, France to receive medical care. Known by the fatherly “Tata Cardinal,” he was nonetheless a vigorous critic of successive governments over decades,…

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