Catholic Church in Congo Brazzaville

Orphan house Saint Marie Veronique of Makoua. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International

Drop in Vocations to Religious Life among Women Threatening Growth of Catholic Church in Congo-Brazzaville

Apr 18, 2024

The Catholic Church in the Central African nation of Congo-Brazzaville is facing many challenges, key among them a drop in the number of women choosing Religious Life. 

Archbishop Abel Liluala of the Catholic Archdiocese of Pointe-Noire. Credit: Archdiocese of Pointe-Noire

Nuncio Urges New Archbishop in Congo Brazzaville to Be “animated by a deep spirituality”

Feb 27, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in the Republic of Congo, also known as Congo Brazzaville, has called upon the newly Consecrated Bishop for the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Pointe-Noire to strive to manifest “a deep spirituality” in his Episcopal Ministry. 

Bishop Gélase Armel Kema (right) and Mons. Abel Liluala (left), appointed Archbishops of Owando and Pointe-Noire Archdiocese respectively on 6 January 2024.  Credit: Ouesso Diocese, Archdiocese of Pointe-Noire

Pope Francis Appoints Local Ordinaries for Two Catholic Archdioceses in Congo Brazzaville

Jan 6, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Local Ordinaries for the Archdioceses of Pointe-Noire and Owando in the Republic of Congo, popularly known as Congo Brazzaville.

Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou of Brazzaville Archdiocese in Congo. Credit: Vatican Media

Pentecostalism Waging “guerrilla warfare" on Catholic Church in C. Brazzaville: Archbishop

Nov 26, 2023

Increasing Pentecostalism in the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, is causing a kind of “guerrilla warfare" on the Catholic Church by disrupting the faith of many Catholic adherents in the Central African nation, Archbishop Bienvenu Manamika Bafouakouahou of Brazzaville has said.

Pope Francis in prayer. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Expresses “spiritual closeness” With Victims of the Congo’s Stadium Stampede

Nov 24, 2023

Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” with those affected by the Monday, November 20 stadium stampede in Congo-Brazzaville that reportedly resulted in the death of at least 37 people and dozens others injured.

Archbishop emeritus Victor Abagna Mossa (right) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owando and the new Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Gélase Armel Kema. Credit: Owando Archdiocese

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Congo’s Owando Archbishop, Appoints Administrator

Aug 21, 2023

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Archbishop Victor Abagna Mossa of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owando in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) and appointed an Apostolic Administrator.

A banner welcoming Michael Cardinal Czerny to the 140th anniversary of evangelization in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville). Credit: DPIHD

The appointment of the Vatican-based Michael Cardinal Czerny to represent the Holy Father at the June 4 Holy Mass to mark the conclusion of the year-long celebrations in the Central African nation was announced by the Holy See Press Office on Monday, May 29.

Pope Francis Appoints Envoy to Congo Brazzaville's 140th Anniversary of Evangelization

May 30, 2023

Pope Francis has appointed the Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) as his envoy to the 140th anniversary of evangelization in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville).

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo-Brazzaville (CEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Synodality, “a pastoral imperative” for Catholic Church in Congo Brazzaville: Bishops

Oct 21, 2022

Synodality is “a pastoral imperative” for the people of God in Congo Brazzaville as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo-Brazzaville (CEC). Credit: CEC

Catholic Bishops in Congo Brazzaville Call for Active Participation in Electoral Process

Jun 6, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville) have, in a collective statement, urged citizens in the Central African nation to “get involved” in the process of the planned legislative and local elections scheduled for July 10.

Mons. Toussaint Ngoma Foumanet, appointed Bishop of Congo Brazzaville's Dolisie Diocese on 11 May 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Spiritan Superior in Congo-Brazzaville Appointed Bishop for Dolisie Diocese

May 12, 2022

The Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans - CSSp) in Congo-Brazzaville has been appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Dolisie in the Central African nation.