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Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Radio Moto

Live Your Priestly Lives “in favor of the needy”: Catholic Bishop of Butembo-Beni, DR Congo, to Priest at Chrism Mass

Mar 29, 2024

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has challenged Priests ministering in his Episcopal See to be pastors with the smell of the sheep they shepherd.

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Radio Moto

Catholic Bishop in DR Congo Faults Legislators Demanding Increased Pay over Teachers

Dec 14, 2023

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has faulted legislators in the country who are demanding an increase in their allowances and salaries instead of pleading for a better pay for teachers who he says are underpaid.

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni addressing election observers. Credit: Radio Moto

Ensure “objectivity, sincerity”: Catholic Bishop in DR Congo to Election Observers

Dec 10, 2023

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called on Christian election observers in his Episcopal See to ensure “objectivity and sincerity” in their role.

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku with novices at St. Luke Inter-Novitiate in Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Radio Moto

Novices at Congolese Institution Urged to “guard against” Negative Globalization Effects

Sep 25, 2023

Novices at St. Luke Inter-Novitiate in Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been urged to guard themselves against the negative effects of globalization. 

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the September 7 Thanksgiving Mass. Credit: Radio Moto

“Be missionaries of prayer”: Catholic Bishop in DR Congo to Consecrated Widows

Sep 9, 2023

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called upon members of the Fraternity of Our Lady of the Resurrection, a movement of consecrated widows, to be witnesses of a life of prayer.

Bishop Melchisédech Sikuli Paluku of DR Congo's Butembo-Beni Diocese. Credit: Butembo-Beni Diocese

“Make free education a reality”: Catholic Bishop in DR Congo to Government

Aug 5, 2023

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called on the government to make free access to basic education a reality.

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in DR Congo. Credit: Radio Moto

Catholic Bishop in DR Congo Cautions Political Candidates against Self-seeking Agenda

Jul 19, 2023

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has cautioned political candidates in the December 20 general elections against self-seeking agenda.

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in DR Congo. Credit: Radio Moto

“We seem to think we're not governed”: Catholic Bishop on Challenges in DR Congo

Jul 9, 2023

The myriad and regularity of life-threatening challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) give the impression that there is no functional government, Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni has lamented.

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Bishop Invites DR Congo Catholics to “massively participate” in June Eucharistic Congress

May 11, 2023

The Bishop of Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is calling upon Catholics to “massively participate” in the planned third National Eucharistic Congress.

St. Octavian Major Seminary Vulindi, an Inter-diocesan house of formation in Butembo-Beni Diocese. Credit: RMBB

Major Seminary in DR Congo’s Butembo-Beni Diocese Looted in Nighttime Robbery

Mar 22, 2023

St. Octavian Major Seminary Vulindi, an Inter-diocesan house of formation in Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was looted in a nighttime robbery, the Rector of the Seminary has confirmed.

Entrance to the Church of Christ Congo, (ECC-CEPAC) in the Eastern Congolese city of Kasindi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in DR Congo Condoles with Protestants after Sunday Bomb Attack

Jan 16, 2023

The Bishop of Butembo-Beni Diocese in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has expressed his solidarity with the victims of the Sunday, January 15 attack on a Protestant church in the Central African nation that reportedly left at least 17 people dead and several others injured.

Catholic Bishops of Bukavu Ecclesiastical Province. Credit: Radio Moto

Pope Francis Coming to “comfort all victims of insecurity”: Catholic Bishop in DR Congo

May 18, 2022

The Bishop of Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said the planned pastoral visit to the country will “comfort all victims of insecurity”.

;Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Bunyuka. Credit: Radio Moto

Easter Sunday Invasion of Catholic Parish in DR Congo “more than a sacrilege”, Bishop Says

Apr 19, 2022

The Bishop of Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has “strongly” condemned the invasion of the Catholic Parish in his Episcopal See that occurred on Easter Sunday.