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Some members of the Standing Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Suspend Participation in Forum of Religious Denominations

Nov 30, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have suspended their participation in the Forum of Religious Denominations, an umbrella body grouping religious leaders in the Central African nation.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing journalists after an audience he granted a section of government officials in the country led by the Speaker of the National Assembly. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church, Government in DR Congo Have “no problem”: Lawmaker Says amid Media Speculations

Nov 25, 2021

There is “no problem” between the State and the leadership of the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a lawmaker in the Central African country has said amid media speculations of tensions between the two entities.   

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo of DRC's Kinshasa Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

DR Congo’s Electoral Commission Head “not the right choice”: Congolese Cardinal

Nov 6, 2021

Denis Kadima who was confirmed as the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “is not the right choice”, a Cardinal in the Central African nation has said.

The headquarters of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Confirmation of DR Congo’s Electoral Commission Head “endorsement of irregularity”: Bishop

Oct 25, 2021

The decision by President Félix Tshisekedi to confirm Denis Kadima as the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite opposition from the Catholic and Protestant churches amounts to endorsing an “irregularity”, a Catholic Bishop in the Central African nation has said.  

Denis Kadima, endorsed as President of CENI in the DRC by the National assembly. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Want President to Reject “endorsed” Electoral Chairman

Oct 19, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are calling on President Félix Tshisekedi to reject the candidate that members of the National Assembly have endorsed to head the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

Archbishop Marcel Utembi of DRC's Kisangani Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Kisangani/Facebook

Catholic Church in DR Congo Ready to Resume Talks on Electoral Commission Head: Archbishop

Oct 15, 2021

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ready to return to the “negotiating table” and complete the process of having the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) appointed, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ conference has said.

Archbishop Ettore Balestrero, Apostolic Nuncio in DR Congo addressing journalists during a press conference in Kinshasa on 6 October 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Church Wants “inclusive, credible, peaceful elections in 2023”: DR Congo Nuncio

Oct 10, 2021

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks to support democracy by ensuring an inclusive, credible and peaceful general elections in 2023, the Apostolic Nuncio in the Central African nation has said.

Logo of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DR Congo. Credit: CENI

Religious Leaders in DR Congo Yet to “reach a consensus” Over Electoral Commission Head

Oct 6, 2021

Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are yet to reach a consensus over the person to head the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), a Catholic Bishop has said.

The headquarters of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in DR Congo “divided” Over Choice of Electoral Commission Chairperson

Jul 29, 2021

There is yet to be consensus among religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the person to head the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), days after the faith-based leaders hinted to concluding the vetting process.

Logo of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DR Congo. Credit: CENI

Religious Leaders in DR Congo Set to Announce New Head of Electoral Commission

Jul 27, 2021

Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are expected to announce the person to be at the helm of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) anytime from Tuesday, July 27.

The headquarters of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

DR Congo Church Leaders Want Poll Body to Have Civil Society in Majority of Members

Jun 19, 2021

The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) and the Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) are recommending that in the composition of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI), civil society members constitute the majority.

The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DR Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in DR Congo Urge Impartiality in Constituting Electoral Commission

Apr 25, 2021

Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, in a collective statement, urged Members of Parliament (MPs) to practice impartiality as they debate about new members to constitute the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) with President Felix Tshisekedi during an audience Monday, November 9, 2020. / Website National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO).

Prioritize Political Solution that “respects Congolese people”: Bishops to DRC President

Nov 9, 2020

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, in a collective memorandum, called on the President of the Central African nation to prioritize policies that contribute toward the well-being of the Congolese.  

Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators in the DR Congo during their September sessions that kicked off Tuesday, September 15 in the country’s capital, Kinshasa.

Bishops in DR Congo Want Legislators to Prioritize Public Interest in Ongoing Sessions

Sep 17, 2020

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. 

Logo Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DR Congo.

DR Congo’s Laity Laud President for Not Endorsing Electoral Commission Head

Jul 22, 2020

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

Ronsard Malonda, endorsed as head of DR Congo's Electoral Commission CENI by the National Assembly.

Religious Leaders in DR Congo Want President to Reject “endorsed” Electoral Chairman

Jul 4, 2020

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.”

Fridolin CArdinal Ambongo, Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“Ruling coalition has lost its purpose,”: Congolese Cardinal at Independence Anniversary

Jul 1, 2020

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.

The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DR Congo

Prioritize Electoral Reforms Over Appointment of Chair, Bishops in DR Congo Demand

Jun 24, 2020

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).

Members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB). / SOS Media Burundi

“We refuse to be confused with any competing political party”: Bishops in Burundi

Jun 9, 2020

Members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) have, in a collective statement, contested the attempt to relate them with political parties amid controversies around the recent general election and clarify that their forum did not file a case in the country's Constitutional Court.

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Bishops in Togo Want Electoral Reforms Before 2020 Presidential Poll, Date Unknown

Nov 27, 2019

As the West African country of Togo looks gears up for Presidential Election scheduled for early next year, the country’s Catholic Bishops have invited the government to initiate reforms in the electoral process to guarantee a free, fair and transparent poll even as the exact date of the elections is yet to be announced.