Congolese Archbishop Marcel Utembi of Kisangani has led a delegation to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales to raise awareness ahead of the forthcoming November elections in the west-central African country. Pre-election violence has plagued the DRC Congo before the November 28th poll for the presidency and national assembly. Archbishop Utembi of Kisangani is calling for the elections, only the second multi-party elections in half a century, to be fair and peaceful. "The Bishops of Congo would like all candidates to keep the peace and when the result is known, they have to respect it without making war,” he told the Bishops’ Conference. “Our wish is that the winner will be a good leader; the one who will respect the constitution, respect his duty to society, take office peacefully and give people the opportunity to work. Through this we can witness the development of our country."