Kinshasa, 29 October, 2019 / 11:55 pm (ACI Africa).
As the Catholic Church in DR Congo prepares for the October 31 return of their recently elevated Cardinal, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, the Diocesan Youth Commission of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa has undertaken to have a festival in honor of the latest Prince of the Church in what they have dubbed "Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Festival".
“We are happy to announce the holding of the first ever Festival in honor of our Archbishop Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo,” the chaplain and president of the Kinshasa Diocesan Youth Commission, Fr. Bernard Mimbayi has been quoted as telling Congo-based Diacenco News agency.
“This festival is a better way to raise awareness among young Catholics in Kinshasa about the major events that await us, including the Archbishop's return to his country on October 31 and the Holy Mass of his presentation to the Catholic faithful on November 17, 2019 at the Martyrs' Stadium,” Fr. Mimbayi added.
The Archdiocesan commission has planned several activities to honor their Cardinal, Fr. Mimbayi disclosed.
“On October 31, we will all go and welcome him (Cardinal Ambongo),” he said and added, “We are calling on all the young people of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa not to stay away from this historic event.”