Goma, 08 June, 2022 / 10:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The scheduled Papal visit to city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an event that “announces the love of God for the entire community”, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Goma has said.
Addressing journalists in Goma Tuesday, June 7, Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele said the Holy Father is bringing “a message of peace and reconciliation for the whole region.”
“The visit of Pope Francis on July 4 in Goma is an event of peace and hope that announces the love of God for the entire community,” Bishop Ngumbi said, adding that the Holy Father “comes to remind us that God is our Father, so there must be no discrimination among us.”
“Pope Francis comes to remind us of the respect of the dignity of each human person, the brotherly love. And it is this grace that we have to receive” the Burundian-born member of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) said during the June 7 press conference.
Pope Francis is expected to arrive in the capital of DRC, Kinshasa, on July 2 in his two-African-nation pastoral trip that is to see him proceed to South Sudan in an ecumenical trip alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.