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Congolese civil rights attorney Hervé Diakiese Kyungu testifying on July 14, 2022, at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. on the use of child labor in China-backed cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Screenshot from YouTube video

Thousands of Child Workers in DR Congo Exploited in China-backed Cobalt Mines: Testimony

Jul 16, 2022

The mines “are often no more than narrow shafts dug into the ground, which is why children are recruited — and in many cases forced — to descend into them," one witness said.

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Rome’s Congolese community in St. Peter's Basilica on July 3, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Celebrates Holy Mass in Congolese Rite, Calls for Witnessing of Peace

Jul 3, 2022

The pope began his homily with the word, “esengo,” which means “joy” in Lingala, the Bantu-based creole spoken in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pope Francis recorded a video message for the people of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Screenshot of YouTube video

Pope Francis "greatly disappointed" over Missing Pastoral Trip to Africa This Week

Jul 2, 2022

The pope released a video message in which he urged the Congolese and South Sudanese people to place their hope in God.

Mass in St. Peter's Square for the canonization of 35 saints Oct. 15, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Advances Causes of Italian Nuns Who Died in Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Feb 21, 2021

Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtue of three Italian religious sisters who died from Ebola in Africa during the 1995 outbreak.