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A poster announcing the Diocesan Youth in the Archdiocese of Kinshasa in DR Congo. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa

Congolese Cardinal Urges Youth to “show solidarity” with the Displaced amid Insecurity

Nov 22, 2022

The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has urged young people in his Episcopal See to be in solidarity with the displaced persons amid insecurity in the Eastern part of the country.

A poster announcing the October 17 press conference. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Climate Change is “structural sin”, Bishops in Africa Say, Demand World Leaders’ Action

Oct 17, 2022

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have joined other faith-based and civil society actors in demanding that world “decision makers” act fast to address the climate change crisis, which they say is a “striking example of structural sin.”

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo of Kinshasa Archdiocese in DRC. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Absence of state authority” Behind Persistent Inter-tribal Conflict in DR Congo: Cardinal

Oct 16, 2022

The persistent violent clashes between members of the Yaka and Teke communities in Kwamouth territory in Western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been occasioned by the “absence of state authority”, the Cardinal in the Central African nation has said.

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) at the conclusion Mass of their 19th Plenary  Assembly at the Holy Spirit Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Accra on 31 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

SECAM Plenary Assembly Ends with Appeal to Political Stakeholders to End Insecurity

Jul 31, 2022

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)) have, in their communiqué at the end of their 19th Plenary Assembly, appealed to “social and political stakeholders and decision-makers … to do their utmost” to end insecurity on the African continent.

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr (center), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu (left) and Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (right)bSECAM President, First Vice and Second Vice President respectively. Credit: ACI Africa

New SECAM Leadership Reaches Out to Regional Conferences for Support to Realize Mission

Jul 31, 2022

The newly elected officials of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have called upon members of the eight regional associations to support them realize the mission the continental symposium.

Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr (center), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu (left) and Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (right) elected SECAM President, First Vice and Second Vice President respectively on 30 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Ghanaian Cardinal-designate to Head Symposium of Catholic Bishops in Africa and Madagascar

Jul 30, 2022

The Ghanaian Cardinal-designate, Bishop Richard Kuuia Baawobr, has been elected President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).

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

Pope Francis “confirmed that he is coming” Despite Knee Pain: Cardinal in DR Congo

May 20, 2022

Pope Francis is expected to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in July despite his health challenges, especially the pain in his knee, the Cardinal in the Central African nation has said.

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.

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.

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.

The headquarters of the Independence National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Confirmation of DR Congo’s Electoral Commission Head “endorsement of irregularity”: Bishop

Oct 25, 2021

The decision by President Félix Tshisekedi to confirm Denis Kadima as the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite opposition from the Catholic and Protestant churches amounts to endorsing an “irregularity”, a Catholic Bishop in the Central African nation has said.  

Members of the Caucus of Catholic Parliamentarians with Fridolin Cardinal Amobongo. Credit: Archdiocese of Kinshasa/Facebook

Catholic Politicians in DR Congo Condemn Attacks on Church Leaders, Appeal for Serenity

Aug 19, 2021

Catholic politicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have condemned the recent attacks targeting the Catholic Church and her leaders and have called for serenity in the Central African nation.

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

Aug 10, 2021

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

Aug 7, 2021

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

Aug 2, 2021

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 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

Jun 24, 2021

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. 

Religious leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo during their meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi to strategize over COVID-19 pandemic

DR Congo Government Engages Religious Leaders in Coordinated Efforts against COVID-19

Apr 22, 2020

As governments across the globe put in place measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached out to religious leaders in the Central African nation to support initiatives being undertaken in fight against the pandemic.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo with Pope Francis during Holy Mass for the Elevation of 13 New Cardinals, Vatican, October 5, 2019

Youth in Kinshasa Prepare Festival in Honor of New Cardinal’s Homecoming

Oct 29, 2019

As the Catholic Church in DR Congo prepares for the October 31 return of their recently elevated Cardinal, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo, the Diocesan Youth Commission of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa has undertaken to have a festival in honor of the latest Prince of the Church in what they have dubbed "Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Festival".

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo at the Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of news Cardinals / ANSA

DR Congo Delegation Shares Impressions After Witnessing Elevation of their New Cardinal

Oct 12, 2019

As Pope Francis conferred the red hat on 13 new Cardinals on Friday, October 4 at the Vatican signifying their willingness to shed their blood for the Church, a delegation from Africa’s second largest country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) was in Rome to witness and celebrate the elevation of their compatriot to Cardinal.