Advertisement

Latest stories: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

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

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”

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

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

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

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.

Sr. Câline Mampuya who oversees the activities of Diakonia receives aid from people of goodwill in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa. /

Diakonia, DR Congo’s Kinshasa Charity, “expression of God's compassionate love”: Official

An official of the charity service established five months ago for the Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said that the entity exists as “an expression of God's merciful and compassionate love” and fulfills its mandate by reaching out “to the poorest people” within the Archdiocese.

Four Bishops Appointed in DR Congo, Three as Auxiliary Bishops in Kinshasa Archdiocese

Pope Francis on Monday, June 29 appointed four new Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), three of them to serve as Auxiliary Bishops in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kinshasa.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo with members of Caritas Congo ASBL during the official launch of the Campaign to “protect vulnerable groups” against COVID-19 in DRC's capital Kinshasa. /

Caritas DR Congo Launches Campaign to “protect vulnerable groups” against COVID-19

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has, through its development and humanitarian arm Caritas Congo ASBL, launched a campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19 aimed at minimizing the risk of “vulnerable groups” contracting the deadly virus.

The Provincial Superior of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in DRC, Fr. Joseph Ntumba with Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux after Bicentenary Jubilee Mass in Kinshasa, DR Congo. /

Bishop in DR Congo Encourages “gratitude for blessings” as Order of Nuns Marks 200 Years

At celebrations marking 200 years since the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux was founded, members of the French-founded Religious Order living their mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been encouraged to turn to the Lord with “gratitude for the continued and countless blessings” as they seek to foster “a life of love in obedience and selflessness.”

Fr. Donatien Nshole (Centre) flanked by Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo (left) and Pastor Bokondoa (right) at a Press Conference in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa Friday, May 1, 2020. / CENCO

Religious Leaders in DR Congo Want Modalities of Overseeing COVID-19 Fund Revised

Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are seeking a revision of the modalities put in place by the country’s President for the management of COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, which is headed by Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo.

Fridolin Ambongo Cardinal Besungu, Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo /

After Ebola, COVID-19 Outbreak "would be a disaster," DR Congolese Cardinal Cautions

As countries put in place measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, a Cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has cautioned that the spread of the pandemic in the Central African nation would be disastrous, as the country does not have the capability of handling another outbreak, soon after struggling over the years to fight Ebola epidemic.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo during the press conference in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, Saturday, March 28, 2020. /

"Let's not toy with lives of our people": Congolese Cardinal to Government over COVID-19

The decision to postpone a three-week lockdown of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which had been announced as one of the raft of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, has been criticized by the country’s senior Prelate who has faulted the government for taking chances with the lives of Congolese people in the face of the virus that has claimed the lives of at least 31,000 globally.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo (center) addressing journalists in DRC's capital, Kinshasa, Friday, 3 January 2020. /

People in Eastern DRC “crying out for help to those who can hear”: Cardinal after Visit

After his pastoral visit to the Diocese of Butembo-Beni in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the country’s military has been fighting against dozens of local and foreign armed groups, the Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu has expressed concerns about the desperate situation of the people there “crying out for help” and called on the government to take up its responsibility of protecting citizens.