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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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".