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Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) at the conclusion Mass of their 19th Plenary  Assembly at the Holy Spirit Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Accra on 31 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

SECAM Plenary Assembly Ends with Appeal to Political Stakeholders to End Insecurity

Jul 31, 2022

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)) have, in their communiqué at the end of their 19th Plenary Assembly, appealed to “social and political stakeholders and decision-makers … to do their utmost” to end insecurity on the African continent.

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr (center), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu (left) and Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (right)bSECAM President, First Vice and Second Vice President respectively. Credit: ACI Africa

New SECAM Leadership Reaches Out to Regional Conferences for Support to Realize Mission

Jul 31, 2022

The newly elected officials of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have called upon members of the eight regional associations to support them realize the mission the continental symposium.

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr (center), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu (left) and Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (right) elected SECAM President, First Vice and Second Vice President respectively on 30 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Ghanaian Cardinal-designate to Head Symposium of Catholic Bishops in Africa and Madagascar

Jul 30, 2022

The Ghanaian Cardinal-designate, Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, has been elected President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing pastoral agents in DR Congo's Kinshasa Archdiocese on 4 January 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Congolese Cardinal Urges Pastoral Agents to “support those in precarious situations”

Jan 5, 2022

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has urged pastoral agents under his jurisdiction to do more to support their fellow brothers and sisters in difficult situations.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing journalists after an audience he granted a section of government officials in the country led by the Speaker of the National Assembly. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church, Government in DR Congo Have “no problem”: Lawmaker Says amid Media Speculations

Nov 25, 2021

There is “no problem” between the State and the leadership of the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a lawmaker in the Central African country has said amid media speculations of tensions between the two entities.   

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo of DRC's Kinshasa Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

DR Congo’s Electoral Commission Head “not the right choice”: Congolese Cardinal

Nov 6, 2021

Denis Kadima who was confirmed as the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “is not the right choice”, a Cardinal in the Central African nation has said.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing himself to Catholic faithful during Holy Mass at the Our Lady of Congo Cathedral of DRC’s Kinshasa Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Congolese Cardinal Criticizes Attack on His Residence, Thanks Faithful for Solidarity

Aug 10, 2021

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has criticized the recent storming of his residence and thanked the Catholic faithful for standing with him in prayer.

Some members of the Standing Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo "strongly condemn" Series of Attacks on Church

Aug 7, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have condemned the recent attacks targeting the Catholic Church and her leaders. 

Some of the youths who stormed the residence of Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Sunday Storming of Congolese Cardinal’s Residence, Derogatory Remarks, Strongly Condemned

Aug 2, 2021

The storming of the Congolese Cardinal’s residence by a group of “unidentified persons” on Sunday morning and their uttering of inappropriate words have been strongly condemned.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing the faithful during  Cardinal Monsengwo’s funeral Mass. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Congolese Cardinal Highlights Ways “to honor” His Predecessor, Urges Unity in Diversity

Jul 21, 2021

Uniting beyond “tribe, religion or social class” would be one of the best ways of honoring the late Congolese Catholic Church leader, Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo, the late Cardinal’s successor in the Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo of DRC's Kinshasa Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

Cardinal in DRC against Bill Restricting Presidency to People with Both Congolese Parents

Jul 14, 2021

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, has expressed his opposition to a bill that seeks to limit presidential candidates to those who have two Congolese parents.

Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya/ Credit: Courtesy photo

Appeal for Prayers, Speedy Recovery of Congolese Cardinal Currently in “critical state”

Jul 4, 2021

Prayers are being sought in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the speedy recovery of the Archbishop emeritus of Kinshasa Archdiocese who is said to be in “a critical state.”

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing participants at the workshop on the environment in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa/ Credit: CENCO

Congolese Cardinal Urges Bishops to Participate in Safeguarding the Congo Basin

Jun 24, 2021

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has, at the ongoing workshop on the environment, called on his brother Bishops to seek ways of protecting the world’s second largest river basin, the Congo Basin. 

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo signing the decree creating Omnia Catholic University in DR Congo's Kinshasa Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Newly Created Catholic University in DRC to Respond to Needs of Church, Society: Cardinal

May 19, 2021

The newly created Catholic University in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is meant to respond to the needs of the “society and the Church”, the Local Ordinary of Kinshasa Archdiocese that is behind the initiative has said.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo (center) with DRC’s newly appointed Education Minister, Tony Mwaba (left), and his deputy, Aminata Namasia (right) after the May 11 audience in Kinshasa. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa.

Free Access to Basic Education in DR Congo Needs to Benefit “everyone”: Congolese Cardinal

May 14, 2021

The initiative toward free basic education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) needs to be implemented in such a way that everyone in the country benefits, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has said.

A poster announcing the catechesis of Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo to Catholic Politicians in DRC. / Courtesy Photo

Catholic Politicians in DR Congo Cautioned against Social Vices, Partisan Interests

Mar 26, 2021

The Cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has cautioned Catholic politicians in the Central African nation against the tendency to engage in social vices and partisan interests.

Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya after receiving the Bakanja-Kimbangu Grand Citizen Merit Award. / Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Laity Council in DR Congo Recognizes Cardinal with “Bakanja-Kimbangu Grand Citizen Award”

Feb 23, 2021

The Laity Coordination Committee (CLC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recognized Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya for his “concrete and exceptional acts,” giving him the Bakanja-Kimbangu Grand Citizen Merit Award.

Church in DR Congo “not against free primary education,” Cardinal Clarifies

Nov 26, 2020

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has clarified that the Catholic Church is not opposed to free primary school education.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo with ope Francis in Rome.

Congolese Prelate Appointed to Vatican’s Council of Cardinals

Oct 15, 2020

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has been appointed to the Vatican’s Council of Cardinals, whose members have the responsibility of advising Pope Francis.

Engaging Only Catholic Teachers in DR Congo’s Catholic Schools Fosters Identity: Cardinal

Oct 12, 2020

The Archbishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Kinshasa Archdiocese has defended his decision to engage teachers who practice Catholicism in Catholic-sponsored Primary Schools within his jurisdiction, saying the move fosters Catholic identity.