ABIDJAN, Oct. 24 – According to a statement released today by the International Raelian Movement, Rael, spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement, has revoked the Honorary Guide title he awarded President Sassou Nguesso in 2004.
“In Brazzaville in December of 2001, President Sassou Nguesso became the first chief-of-state to officially welcome Maitreya Rael,” said Raelian Guide and Spokesperson for Congo Uriel Nawej. “At that time, he also demonstrated a high level of respect for all religious minorities, which prompted Maitreya Rael to award him the title of ‘Honorary Guide for Humanity.’ But this title is only given to those devoting their lives to helping humanity and promoting respect for its diversity.”
Nawej said Maitreya Rael expressed disappointment after recent events in Brazzaville in which civilians were shot while peacefully protesting.
“Those civilians were protesting President Nguesso’s wish to extend his stay in the presidency,” Nawej explained. “Honorary Guides have the mission of promoting a better life for all human beings, and President Nguesso’s actions in the past few years haven’t been dedicated to the development and blossoming of the Congolese people or their country. So he cannot remain in the very selective list of about 80 individuals who are true Honorary Guides, consistently devoting their lives and their talents for the good of humanity.
For the complete list of Honorary Guides, see: http://raelianews.org/honorary-guides