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Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele of Goma Diocese in DRC. Credit: Pape en RDC/Facebook

Don’t “fall into trap of enemies of peace”: Catholic Bishop in DR Congo to Goma Citizens

Jun 20, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Goma Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called on the people of God in his Episcopal See “not to fall into the trap of the enemies of peace” amid insecurity in the Eastern part of the county.

Catholic Bishop in DR Congo Says Papal Visit to Goma “announces love of God for community”

Jun 8, 2022

The scheduled Papal visit to city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an event that “announces the love of God for the entire community”, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Goma has said. 

Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele of DR Congo's Goma Diocese. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishop in DR Congo Calls for Prayers, Unity in Preparation for Papal Visit

May 25, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Goma Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has called on the people of God in his Episcopal See to intensify prayers and remain united as the Central African nation prepares for the pastoral visit of Pope Francis. 

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.

Daughters of the Resurrection walking in Bukavu/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Nun Abducted on Her Way to the Market in DR Congo Set Free

Jul 16, 2021

The Catholic Nun belonging to the Daughters of the Resurrection in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who was kidnapped on her way to the market has been set free, the Pontifical Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) United Kingdom, has reported.

Logo Caritas Australia/ Credit: Caritas Australia

“Hundreds of thousands” Still Needy after DR Congo’s Volcanic Eruption: Caritas Australia

Jul 10, 2021

The leadership of Caritas Australia, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the largest country in Oceania, has said hundreds of thousands of people are still in “urgent need” of assistance more than a month after Mt. Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) erupted.

Trocaire supports hygiene and sanitation projects in Mabukulu Village in Eastern DR Congo./ Credit: Garry Walsh/Trocaire

Bishops in Ireland Offer Financial Support to Victims of DR Congo’s Volcanic Eruption

Jun 23, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ireland have, through their overseas development agency, Trócaire, facilitated the procurement and distribution of food to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) refugees seeking shelter in Rwanda after the eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo. 

Logo of the Diocese of Goma/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Appeal for Support for Victims of Volcanic Eruption

Jun 4, 2021

The Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are appealing for support to reach out to thousands of people displaced from Goma, a city in the Eastern region of the country that experienced a volcanic eruption last month.

Eruption of the volcanic Mount Nyirangongo on the eastern frontier of the the Republic of the Congo.Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Goma Residents in DR Congo “preparing for the worst” amid Earth Tremors: Catholic Nun

Jun 2, 2021

There is a mounting humanitarian crisis in areas around the city of Goma on the Eastern frontier of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo and the subsequent earth tremors that have left people fearing for the worst.

Thousands evacuated from Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo following threats of another volcanic eruption. Credit: Nelson Mantama

Catholic Bishop in DRC Appeals for Humanitarian Aid for Displaced amid Volcanic Eruptions

May 30, 2021

Humanitarian assistance is being sought for the hundreds of thousands displaced persons after the volcanic eruptions from Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) forced residents of the Eastern city of Goma to flee “in all directions.”

Residents fleeing Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in Goma/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

A Double Whammy of Volcanic Tremors and Militant Threats in DR Congo

May 27, 2021

There is mounting confusion in Goma, a city in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that recently experienced a volcanic eruption where residents are unable to decide between fleeing and staying put, away from militants who are situated outside the city.

Lava from Mount Nyiragongo in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo/ Courtesy Photo

Tension, Vigilance in Goma, DR Congo amid Tremors from Volcanic Eruption: Catholic Officer

May 24, 2021

Tension is still high in Goma, a city in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that is experiencing earth tremors as the aftermath of a volcanic eruption that rocked the city over the weekend.