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Latest stories: Kinshasa

A Poster announcing the Third National Eucharistic Congress in DR Congo / CENCO

Bishops in DRC Postpone Eucharistic Congress, Tell Pilgrims Not to “break gained momentum”

Apr 25, 2020

The third National Eucharistic Congress that had been scheduled to take place in June in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been postponed to a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Bishops in the Central African country announced Friday, April 24, calling on the pilgrims not to break the momentum that they had gained over time.

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, special envoy of Pope Francis at the Third National Eucharistic Congress in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) scheduled to take place in June.

Cardinal Tagle of Propaganda Fide to Represent Pope Francis at DRC’s Eucharistic Congress

Mar 19, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, also known as Propaganda Fide, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as his special envoy at the Third National Eucharistic Congress in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) scheduled to take place in June.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) with the Apostolic Nuncio in DRC, Archbishop Ettore Balestrero.

Justice for Victims Emphasized at DR Congo Bishops’ Training on Child Safeguarding

Mar 4, 2020

At a three-day training on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the Church, the Archbishop at the helm of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (CENCO) has called for justice that guarantees that the Church remains a “safe house of healing and renewal.”

Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Kinshasa after the closing Mass of their Ordinary Assembly in Idiofa, Kwilu Province on February 22, 2020. / CENCO

Bishops in DRC’s Kinshasa Province Alarmed by “dilapidating state of roads, death traps”

Feb 28, 2020

The state of roads within the Ecclesiastical Province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was a subject of discussion at the recent Ordinary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops in the country’s region.

Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo (center) addressing journalists in DRC's capital, Kinshasa, Friday, 3 January 2020.

People in Eastern DRC “crying out for help to those who can hear”: Cardinal after Visit

Jan 7, 2020

After his pastoral visit to the Diocese of Butembo-Beni in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the country’s military has been fighting against dozens of local and foreign armed groups, the Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu has expressed concerns about the desperate situation of the people there “crying out for help” and called on the government to take up its responsibility of protecting citizens.

CENCO’s Secretary General, Fr. Donatien Nshole  addressing journalists at Press Conference in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa, Monday, December 16, 2019

“Free access to primary education irreversible,” DR Congo Bishops Say

Dec 17, 2019

Following challenges in implementing a constitutional provision allowing free access to basic education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) has made public its position on the matter, indicating that free access to primary education is irreversible and that relevant authorities need to give teachers adequate remuneration to avoid the deterioration of national education.

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".