Papal Trip to Africa

Archbishop François-Xavier Maroy Rusengo, addressing journalists after a meeting with the Governor of North Kivu on 9 March 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis “is coming as the father of a big family”: Catholic Archbishop in DR Congo

Mar 10, 2022

Pope Francis will be visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “as the father of a big family”, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Bukavu Archdiocese has said.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) during their 59th Plenary Assembly. Credit: CENCO

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Urge “works of mercy, peace building” Ahead of Papal Visit

Mar 7, 2022

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, in a collective statement at the end of their 59th Plenary Assembly, urged the people of God to carry out works of mercy, reconciliation, and peacebuilding ahead of Pope Francis’ July pastoral visit.