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Catholic Church in DR Congo

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

Catholic Bishops Urge “whole Church to intensify prayers for peace” in Eastern DR Congo

Feb 21, 2024

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are appealing to the people of God in the Central African nation to show their solidarity with the inhabitants of the Eastern part of the country through intensified prayers. 

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo. Credit: ACI Africa

Use Lent to Examine Pastoral Structures with “clear, forward-looking vision”: DRC Cardinal

Feb 15, 2024

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called upon the people of God in his Metropolitan See to use the Lenten Season to examine pastoral “structures and infrastructures” in line with the theme of the Pastoral Year 2024.

A flooded neighborhood in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa. Credit: Caritas Congo Asbl

Caritas Congo Appeals for Humanitarian Aid for Thousands “in dire need” after Floods

Feb 9, 2024

Officials of Caritas Congo Asbl, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), are appealing for humanitarian aid to reach out to thousands of people affected by deadly floods.

Members of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (ACEAC) comprising Catholic Bishops in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda. Credit: Radio Maria Bukavu

Catholic Bishops in Burundi, DR Congo, Rwanda Advocate for “pilgrims of peace”

Jan 29, 2024

Members of the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa (ACEAC) comprising Catholic Bishops in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda have reflected on the security situation in their respective countries and called upon the people of God to foster peace in their respective countries.

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) with President Félix Tshisekedi. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of DRC

“Our country is in danger, build a new Congo”: Catholic Bishops to Newly Elected Leaders

Jan 20, 2024

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) have called on new leaders elected following the 20 December 2023 general elections to “build a new Congo”, noting that the country is already riddled with many challenges.

Credit: Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI)

Fraud, Violence Undermined Voter Confidence: Bishops in DR Congo on General Elections

Jan 19, 2024

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have identified fraud and violence as incidents that undermined voter confidence in the country’s 20 December 2023 general elections.

Mons. Emmanuel Ngona Ngotsi. Credit: Radio Moto

Bishop-elect for DR Congo’s Wamba Diocese says Appointment “an enormous challenge”

Jan 19, 2024

The newly appointed Catholic Bishop for the Diocese of Wamba in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has described his January 17 appointment as “an enormous challenge.”

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Pope Francis Appoints Two New Catholic Bishops for Dioceses in DR Congo

Jan 17, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Emmanuel Ngona Ngotsi and Mons. Désiré Lenge Mukwenye Bishops for the Catholic Dioceses of Wamba and Kilwa-Kasenga respectively.

Pope Francis prays at his Wednesday audience in St. Peter’s Square on April 12, 2023. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Pope Francis Says He’s “very close” to Flood Victims in DR Congo

Jan 8, 2024

Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the people of God in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following extreme flooding that has resulted in hundreds of deaths and the displacement of thousands.

The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in DRC. Credit: CENI

Church Leaders in DR Congo “strongly condemn” Violence Following General Elections

Jan 5, 2024

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) and the Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) have “strongly condemned” cases of violence recorded in the country following the 20 December 2023 general elections.

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

"NO to any form of blessing of same-sex couples”: Congolese Bishops on Fiducia Supplicans

Jan 5, 2024

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have joined other Catholic Church leaders in Africa who have prohibited the implementation of Fiducia Supplicans (FS) in their Episcopal Sees and territories they govern.

Bishop François Abeli Muhoya Mutchapa of Kindu Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Radio Okapi

Let’s “go massively to the polling stations”: Catholic Bishop in DR Congo ahead of Polls

Dec 18, 2023

Bishop François Abeli Muhoya Mutchapa of Kindu Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is calling for active participation in the Central African nation’s general elections scheduled for December 20.

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Salesians Address Electricity Challenges at 156-bed-capacity Hospital in DR Congo

Dec 18, 2023

The Institute of Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB) has addressed electricity challenges at a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by procuring a new generator.

Bishop Donatien Bafuidinsoni of DR Congo's Inongo Diocese. Credit: CENCO

Vote in “new leaders” for DR Congo’s “better future”: Catholic Bishop to Electorate

Dec 17, 2023

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) needs a new crop of political leaders, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said ahead of the general elections scheduled for December 20.

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Radio Moto

Catholic Bishop in DR Congo Faults Legislators Demanding Increased Pay over Teachers

Dec 14, 2023

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has faulted legislators in the country who are demanding an increase in their allowances and salaries instead of pleading for a better pay for teachers who he says are underpaid.

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni addressing election observers. Credit: Radio Moto

Ensure “objectivity, sincerity”: Catholic Bishop in DR Congo to Election Observers

Dec 10, 2023

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku of the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called on Christian election observers in his Episcopal See to ensure “objectivity and sincerity” in their role.

Fr. Claude Mbokani. Credit; Radio Moto

Political Campaigns “not a time to enrich the population”: Catholic Priest in DR Congo

Dec 8, 2023

A Catholic Priest ministering in the Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has cautioned the electorate against seeking to enrich themselves by accepting gifts from politicians during the electioneering period.

A poster announcing the November 28 webinar.

Pioneer African Theologian Eulogized As a “man who took God seriously, gift to the Church”

Dec 2, 2023

Fr. Bénézet Bujo, one of the pioneer figures of African Theology, who was laid to rest on November 25 has been eulogized as a “man who took God seriously, legend, gift to the Church.”

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

“Vote according to your conscience”: Congolese Cardinal ahead of General Elections

Nov 28, 2023

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has urged eligible voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to vote according to their conscience and to elect leaders of good moral character in the country’s general elections slated for December 20.

Mons. Libère Pwongo Bope (right) and Mons. Léonard Kakudju Muzinga (left) appointed Bishops for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Basankusu and Kamina Dioceses respectively. Credit: CENCO

New Bishops in DR Congo Pledge to Foster Togetherness and Collaboration

Nov 19, 2023

The newly appointed Bishops for Basankusu and Kamina Dioceses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have pledged to always seek to foster togetherness and collaboration with the people of God under their pastoral care.