President of Burundese Bishops’ Conference visits COMECE
Mgr. Joachim Ntahondereye, Bishop of Muyinga (Burundi) and President of the Burundese Bishops’ Conference, visited COMECE in order to draw the attention of the European institutions to the political, social and economic challenges his country is currently facing.
During his meeting with COMECE General Secretary, Mgr. Ntahondereye expressed his concern for the situation of young people in Burundi. According to the Bishop, the European Union could make its support for local non-governamental actors, including religious organisations, more effective in order to create formation and employment opportunities that would empower young people to actively participate in social, economic and political life.
Moreover, Mgr. Ntahondereye called for a review of those aspects of the sanctions policy particularly affecting the most vulnerable parts of the Burundese civilian population.