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Aftermath of the explosion inside Emmanuel-Butsili Parish in Beni, DRC on June 27, 2021.

Bomb in Catholic church in Democratic Republic of Congo 'seriously injures' two parishioners

Jun 28, 2021

By Jude Atemanke, Evans Kipkura

The early morning explosion at Emmanuel-Butsili Parish in the town of Beni was caused by a homemade bomb that had... Read more

Mass was held in St. Peter's Square for the canonization of 35 new saints Oct. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis advances causes of nuns who died in Ebola outbreak

Feb 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtue of three Italian religious sisters who died from Ebola in Africa during the... Read more

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo's bishops call for release of election results

Jan 4, 2019

The bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have called for the release of the result of the country’s presidential... Read more

DRC polling officials hear instructions ahead of the nation’s Dec. 30 presidential elections.

Amid tense election, DRC bishops concerned about voting irregularities

Jan 2, 2019

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo is drawing attention to voting problems that could call into... Read more

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

‘Power is a service’ Congo archbishop tells candidates

Nov 26, 2018

The Archbishop of Kinshasa has urged politicians to preserve national unity and practice leadership as service ahead of upcoming elections... Read more

Priest killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, another freed

Apr 9, 2018

Armed men burst into a church meeting room in the North Kivu region April 8 in the Democratic Republic of... Read more

African priest praying rosary.

Bishop calls for prayers after kidnapping of DRC priest

Apr 5, 2018

The bishop of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is urging the faithful to pray for a priest... Read more

Congolese President Joseph Kabila

Four dead after Catholic Lay Committee protests in Congo

Feb 26, 2018

Four Congolese protesters were shot dead Feb. 25, during demonstrations organized by Catholics protesting President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step... Read more

Pope Francis during the general audience in St. Peter's Square Jan. 24, 2018.

Amid deadly protests, Pope Francis appeals for peace in DRC

Jan 24, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At the end of the general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke out against violence, particularly its escalation amid political protests... Read more