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Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga at the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: UCC

Cardinal in CAR Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue, Says “indispensable path to peace”

Apr 28, 2022

At an international colloquium marking the 65th anniversary of the Catholic University of Congo (UCC), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has underscored the importance of interreligious dialogue in peace building.

Fr. Augustin Germain Messomo Ateba. Credit: UCAC

Church “committed to caring for human life” Through Education: Catholic Priest

Apr 28, 2022

The Church is “committed to caring for human life” through initiatives in formal education, a Catholic Priest serving at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) has said.

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis to Visit Two African Countries in July, Vatican Official Says

Mar 3, 2022

Pope Francis is expected to visit two African nations in a July trip that is to begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and then to South Sudan, an official at the Vatican has announced.

Caritas Nyundo’s distribution of shelter materials following the eruption of Mt Nyiragongo. Credit: Caritas Nyundo Diocese

Catholic Entity Says Partnership in Response to DR Congo Volcanic Eruption “a success”

Feb 26, 2022

The partnership in response to the volcanic eruption that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Goma town, which borders Rwanda's Rubavu District was successful, officials of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, have said.

The late Fr. Richard Masivi Kasereka, CRM. Credit: Clerics Regular Minor

Pope Francis Condoles with Caracciolini Fathers Following Murder of Confrere in DR Congo

Feb 16, 2022

Pope Francis has extended his condolences to members of the Order of Clerics Regular Minor (Caracciolini or Adorno Fathers - CRM) following the murder of their confrere in the Democratic Repubolic of Congo (DRC).

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

DR Congo Bishops Express “compassion, closeness” with Ituri Province People amid Attacks

Feb 12, 2022

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) have expressed their “compassion, fraternal and spiritual closeness” with all those affected by the violence in the Province of Ituri that is covered by the Catholic Diocese of Bunia.

Credit: Radio Moto of Butembo-Beni Diocese

Catholic Priest Assassinated in DRCongo Remembered for “pastoral enthusiasm, availability"

Feb 7, 2022

The late Fr. Richard Masivi Kasereka who was “assassinated” in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hours after participating in the celebration of the World Day of Consecrated Life on February 2 has been eulogized as a Priest who was available and open to the mission of Christ with “pastoral enthusiasm”.

Bishop Oscar Ngoy wa Mpanga of DRC's Kongolo Diocese. Credit: CENCO

Make Religious Communities “homes, schools of communion”: Catholic Bishop in DR Congo

Feb 5, 2022

Consecrated persons in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been encouraged to make their respective communities “homes and schools of communion” amid “great crisis of fraternity and recognition of the other.”

The late Fr. Richard Masivi Kasereka, CRM, at St. Michael the Archangel Kaseghe of DRC's Butembo-Beni Diocese on 31 October 2021 when he was being installed as Parish Priest. Credit: Caracciolini Fathers, DR Congo

Bishop in DRC Announces Novena of Holy Mass in Honor of “assassinated” Catholic Priest

Feb 3, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced the celebration of Holy Mass in his Episcopal See for nine consecutive days in honor of Fr. Richard Masivi Kasereka who, the Congolese Bishop says, was assassinated on Wednesday, February 2. 

Credit: Caritas Congo ASBL

Caritas Congo Reaches Out to Hundreds of Farmers with “techniques to increase yields”

Jan 30, 2022

The Church leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has, through its development and humanitarian arm, Caritas Congo ASBL, reached out to hundreds of farmers in South Kivu with farming techniques aimed at improving yields.

Mons. Richard Kazadi Kamba, appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Kolwezi. Credit: CENCO

Secretary of DR Congo’s Lubumbashi Ecclesiastical Province Appointed Bishop for Kolwezi

Jan 11, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Kolwezi in the Central African nation.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo addressing pastoral agents in DR Congo's Kinshasa Archdiocese on 4 January 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Congolese Cardinal Urges Pastoral Agents to “support those in precarious situations”

Jan 5, 2022

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has urged pastoral agents under his jurisdiction to do more to support their fellow brothers and sisters in difficult situations.

Late Bishop Daniel Nlandu Mayi. Credit: Matadi Diocese

Months after Resigning Due to Health Complications, Congolese Catholic Bishop Dies Aged 68

Dec 15, 2021

Bishop Daniel Nlandu Mayi whose resignation was accepted by the Pope Francis in March this year passed on earlier this week at the age of 68.

An unfortunate accident damages the Salesian “Cité des Jeunes” in Lubumbashi. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Seeking Assistance to Rebuild Catholic School Destroyed by Storm

Dec 15, 2021

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are seeking partners to facilitate the renovation and rebuilding Catholic school structures damaged by strong winds and torrential rain.

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

“Culture of lies gaining ground” in DR Congo, Cardinal Says, Urges Testimony of Faith

Dec 7, 2021

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has cautioned against the culture of lies, which he says is “gaining ground” in the Central African nation.

Some members of the Standing Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Suspend Participation in Forum of Religious Denominations

Nov 30, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have suspended their participation in the Forum of Religious Denominations, an umbrella body grouping religious leaders in the Central African nation.

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

Nov 25, 2021

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

Nov 6, 2021

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.

Dr. Celine Tendobi at the University of Navarra in Madrid. Dr. Tendobi is a beneficiary of the Guadalupe Scholarship Project of Harambee Africa International. Credit: Harambee Africa International

Catholic Scholarship Beneficiary Hopes Medical Project Will Reduce Cancer Mortality in DRC

Nov 1, 2021

Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are dying in large numbers from cervical cancer for lack of early detection of a virus that results in the cancer, a female scientist researching the deadly disease has said.

At health facilities in DR Congo, Malteser International has supported local structures to vaccinate 10,000 doses against the coronavirus to people most in need. Credit: Nyokabi Kahura/Malteser International

Seek to Understand Factors Behind Low COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Africa: Catholic Agency

Oct 27, 2021

There is need to understand the factors and circumstances behind low COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Africa, the leadership of the Rome-based Catholic lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), has said.