Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Apr 9, 2018 / 18:00 pm
Armed men burst into a church meeting room in the North Kivu region April 8 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and killed 38-year-old Fr. Étienne Sengiyumva, the parish pastor.
Bishop Théophile Kaboy Ruboneka of Goma, in North Kivu Province announced the news to the Vatican's Fides News Agency
"After celebrating the Mass at Kyahemba, a district in his parish, around 3pm, Fr. Étienne was meeting with his parish staff, when an armed man, accompanied by others, entered the meeting room and shot the priest point blank in the head, killing him instantly, " the bishop recounted.
"The murder happened so quickly that those present couldn't take note of how many people had entered the room to kill Fr. Étienne," he lamented.