Bodies of Missing United Nations Workers Found
The remains of two United Nations investigators and their interpreter who went missing this month were found in an area engulfed in a violent uprising. Michael Sharp, a U.S. citizen; Zaida Catalan, a Swedish national; and Betu Tshintela, a Congolese national, were part of the U.N. Group of Experts reporting on the Congolese conflict, arms trafficking, rights abuses, and crimes against humanity.
God, we cry out to you for all the lives that have been lost in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While we know that these lives do not matter more than the lives of the countless Congolese people who have been killed, we also lament the deaths of those who risked their own safety in order to bring to light the suffering there. Bring justice and peace to the this region, Lord.