Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) with President Félix Tshisekedi. Credit: Presidency of the Republic of DRC

Archbishop in DR Congo Faults President, Underscores Neutrality of Catholic Church

Jun 29, 2023

Archbishop Fulgence Muteba Mugalu of Lubumbashi Archdiocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has faulted the President of the Central African nation for describing the Catholic Church as partisan and divisive. 

Late Archbishop emeritus  Floribert Songasonga Mwitwa of DR Congo's Lubumbashi Archdiocese.

Bishops in DR Congo Eulogize Late Archbishop of Lubumbashi as Dedicated Servant

Jan 7, 2021

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have eulogized the Archbishop emeritus of Lubumbashi, Floribert Songasonga Mwitwa, as a man of faith who “faithfully dedicated his life” to the service of the people of God.

Archbishop Jean Pierre Tafunga of Lubumbashi  in DR Congo

“Give peace a chance,” Congolese Archbishop Over Insecurity in Lubumbashi

May 20, 2020

Persistent insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a cause for concern for the Archbishop of Lubumbashi who says attacks on the people of God in his Ecclesiastical jurisdiction have reached “unspeakable” levels. He has appealed to those behind the attacks “to give peace a chance.”

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.