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Latest stories: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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.”