Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya./ Radio Okapi via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Late Congolese Cardinal was "a man of justice, peace, and unity": Pope Francis

Jul 13, 2021

Pope Francis paid tribute on Tuesday to the late Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, describing him as “a man of justice, peace, and unity.”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass according to the Zaire Use at St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 1, 2019. Credit; Vatican Media.

“Liturgical inculturation in Congo” Shows Holy Spirit Gifts: Pope Francis in Book Preface

Dec 1, 2020

Pope Francis said Tuesday that inculturated liturgy can teach Catholics to better appreciate the diverse gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CEC).

Bishops in Congo Brazzaville Decry Decline in Education Standards, Call for Reform

Jul 28, 2020

Catholic Bishops in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Brazzaville) have decried the decline in education standards in the Central African nation, which they say, trains “people who are not qualified,” and called on the government to invest in reforming the sector.

Ebola epicentre with workers in Africa. Credit: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations CC BY NC ND 2.0.

New Ebola Outbreak in DRC Prompts Catholic Aid

Jul 14, 2020

Caritas Spain has announced that it will donate more than 23,000 euros – about $26,000 – to Caritas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to fight a new outbreak of Ebola in the country.

Regina Lynch, project director at ACN. / ACN

Why an International Catholic Charity Finds COVID-19 Projects in Africa “most impressive”

May 30, 2020

The Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International says that pastoral projects, which the Church in Africa is implementing during the COVID-19 crisis are the most impressive due to the devotion demonstrated by the religious in caring for the vulnerable groups who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo during their meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi to strategize over COVID-19 pandemic

DR Congo Government Engages Religious Leaders in Coordinated Efforts against COVID-19

Apr 22, 2020

As governments across the globe put in place measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached out to religious leaders in the Central African nation to support initiatives being undertaken in fight against the pandemic.

Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Kinshasa after the closing Mass of their Ordinary Assembly in Idiofa, Kwilu Province on February 22, 2020. / CENCO

Bishops in DRC’s Kinshasa Province Alarmed by “dilapidating state of roads, death traps”

Feb 28, 2020

The state of roads within the Ecclesiastical Province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was a subject of discussion at the recent Ordinary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops in the country’s region.

Logo of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) / CAFOD

Four African Nations Among Eight on UK-based Aid Agency’s Humanitarian Watchlist in 2020

Jan 11, 2020

A month after the UN relief chief Mark Lowcock revealed that an estimated 168 million people across the globe will need humanitarian aid in 2020, the highest number in decades, four African countries are among eight nations that the UK-based Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) has earmarked for close humanitarian monitoring.

A man receives an Ebola vaccine in Goma, DCR on July 15, 2019. Credit: Pamela Tulizo / AFP / Getty Images.

Ebola outbreak in DRC an international health emergency, WHO declares

Aug 17, 2019

The nearly year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached the level of an international health emergency, the World Health Organization declared yesterday.

Ebola is a deadly virus that is primarily spread through contact with bodily fluids. / Unsplash

Promising clinical trial for Ebola drugs brings hope to DRC

Aug 17, 2019

Scientists are hopeful after a clinical trial of two experimental drugs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) showed promise in treating the deadly Ebola virus.