Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are urging Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators to prioritize the interests of the Congolese people during their September sessions that kicked off Tuesday, September 15 in the country’s capital, Kinshasa.
A Catholic Archbishop in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has underscored the need to continue adhering to COVID-19 measures even after the restrictions, which the government put in place in March, are lifted.
The leadership of Catholic Laity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has lauded President Félix Tshisekedi for not endorsing Ronsard Malonda as the head of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) despite his endorsement by the law makers of the Central African nation
The Clergy of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, in a collective statement, expressed their solidarity to their Local Ordinary, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo after his message during the country’s Independence Day anniversary drew criticism from a section of religious leaders.
Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, in a collective statement, asked President Félix Tshisekedi not to accept the National Assembly’s “endorsement” of Ronsard Malonda as the head of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), terming the decision by the members of parliament “controversial.”
The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, used the occasion of the celebration marking 60 years since the Central African nation gained its independence from Belgium to make known his thoughts about the unity government.
Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are demanding that the government, through the Speaker of the National Assembly, carries out electoral reforms before appointing the leadership of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).
Church leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have partnered with the European Union (EU) for a nine-month sensitization project dubbed “Support project for the prevention of COVID-19 in the DRC through communication for behavior change during and after the epidemic” worth Eur.2 million (US$2.17 million).
Persistent insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a cause for concern for the Archbishop of Lubumbashi who says attacks on the people of God in his Ecclesiastical jurisdiction have reached “unspeakable” levels. He has appealed to those behind the attacks “to give peace a chance.”
Following Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi directives aimed at containing the possible spread of COVID-19 beyond the 14 confirmed cases, Church leaders in the central African country have urged her citizens to adhere to the measures “scrupulously.”
Pope Francis has appointed the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, also known as Propaganda Fide, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as his special envoy at the Third National Eucharistic Congress in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) scheduled to take place in June.
At a three-day training on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the Church, the Archbishop at the helm of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) has called for justice that guarantees that the Church remains a “safe house of healing and renewal.”
Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have accused the country’s coalition government of taking the nation “hostage” by selfishly minding their political positions instead of serving the Congolese people and termed the trend “unacceptable”.
At the meeting bringing together Bishops at the helm of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO), closeness to God in prayer was emphasized including the need to be role models in the carrying on the ministry of the apostles of Jesus.
The General Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC – (CENCO) has denied claims that a bank institution affiliated to the Catholic Church together with other banks in the central African nation are disrupting the payment of money allocated to schools in the country.
After his pastoral visit to the Diocese of Butembo-Beni in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the country’s military has been fighting against dozens of local and foreign armed groups, the Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu has expressed concerns about the desperate situation of the people there “crying out for help” and called on the government to take up its responsibility of protecting citizens.
Following challenges in implementing a constitutional provision allowing free access to basic education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) has made public its position on the matter, indicating that free access to primary education is irreversible and that relevant authorities need to give teachers adequate remuneration to avoid the deterioration of national education.
Following incidences of renewed violence in the Eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in the killing of civilians, Bishops in the central African nation have expressed concern that, if not addressed urgently, their country could plunge “into a cycle of violence” that risks worsening the already deplorable living conditions of the Congolese.