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Latest stories: Diocese of Butembu- Beni

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku ordaining a Priest. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

“We are in a state of utter misery”: Catholic Bishop on Human Right Violations in DR Congo

The Bishop of Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Butembo-Beni Diocese has denounced terror attacks and far-reaching human rights violations that seem to target Christians in the East of the country, a region covered by his episcopal see. 

The national Congolese Bishops’ Conference calculates that there have been over 6,000 people killed in Beni since 2013. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

“Mosques are springing up everywhere,” Congolese Bishop Says amid Fear of Islamization

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been engulfed in a cloud of fear owing to the increasing attacks that target Christians in what a Catholic Bishop in the Central African country has described as a path towards Islamization, also seen in the mushrooming of mosques.

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Renewed Violence, Killings in Eastern DR Congo Cause for Concern: Catholic Bishops

Renewed violence in the Eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in the killing of civilians is a cause of concern, Catholic Bishops in the Central African nation have said and appealed for an end to the bloodshed.

Bishop Joseph Kizito, Bishop of Aliwal Diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Eastern Cape, South Africa. /

Inside New Bishop’s 100 Days “of prayer and growth” at a South African Diocese

The ordination of Bishop Joseph Kizito as the Local Ordinary of Aliwal Diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Eastern Cape, South Africa in February was the highlight of the Ugandan-born Prelate’s life.