Kinshasa, 14 March, 2022 / 11:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of the Holy See Press have unveiled the logo and motto of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in July.
The July 2-5 trip to DRC has been scheduled as part of the Holy Father’s two-African-nation pastoral visit that will see him proceed to South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
In a Monday, March 14 report by Vatican News, officials of the Holy See press office say the motto for the Pope’s Apostolic trip to DRC bears the words, “All reconciled in Jesus Christ.”
“The journey's logo features symbols of the nation and an image of the Pope giving his blessing,” Vatican News has reported about the pastoral visit during which the Holy Father has been scheduled to meet the people of God in the cities of Kinshasa and Goma.
Making reference to members of the local organizing committee of the Papal trip to the Central African nation that is home to Africa's largest Catholic population, Vatican officials explain the symbolism of the logo that “features a map of the African country with the contours in the design displaying the colors of the flag.”