Democratic Republic of the Congo

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How the Catholic Church could help the crisis in the DRC

Dec 6, 2016

In late September, Pope Francis met with the controversial president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila.  Read more

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2016.

Nun killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

Dec 2, 2016

A nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered earlier this week by unknown suspects in an apparent robbery,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Gyumri, Armenia, June 25, 2016.

Pope prays for massacre victims in DRC

Aug 15, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis marked the feast of the Assumption of Mary by praying for the dozens of people massacred over the... Read more

Gunmen kill Congolese priest who reported on atrocities

Mar 23, 2016

A Congolese Catholic priest who documented human rights abuses in his home country was killed by armed gunmen early Monday... Read more

Joseph Kabila, who has been president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2001, and is seeking to remove his constitutional term limit.

For DRC bishops, end to president's term limit would be 'a step backward'

Oct 22, 2014

Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines has written to the US state department urging that it support efforts of the... Read more