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Members of the standing committee of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO).

Catholic bishops in DR Congo ‘strongly condemn’ attacks on Church

Aug 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Incidents include the storming of Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo’s residence. Read more

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya.

Pope Francis: Late Congolese cardinal was ‘a man of justice, peace, and unity’

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya died in France on July 11. Read more

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (1939-2021).

Cardinal who spearheaded democratic process in DR Congo dies at age 81

Jul 12, 2021

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya died on July 11. Read more

'Mosques are springing up everywhere', Congolese bishop says amid fear of Islamization

May 5, 2021

By Agnes Aineah

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been engulfed in a cloud of fear owing to the increasing attacks that... Read more

Catholic bishops in DR Congo worried by killings, forced conversions in east

Apr 9, 2021

By Jude Atemanke

Renewed violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has resulted in the killing of civilians... Read more

Ebola epicentre with workers in Africa.

New Ebola outbreak in DRC prompts Catholic aid

Jul 13, 2020

Caritas Spain has announced that it will donate more than 23,000 euros – about $26,000 – to Caritas in the... Read more

A miner in eastern DRC.

Missionary priest rescues children from slavery in the DRC mines

Dec 27, 2019

Fr. Willy Milayi is a Missionary of the Immaculate Conception who lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He... Read more

Delivery of medical kits for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Caritas acts to limit Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Aug 2, 2019

Caritas Spain has mobilized 6,200 volunteers to fight the Ebola epidemic in the affected areas of the Democratic Republic of... Read more

A man receives an Ebola vaccine in Goma, DCR on July 15, 2019.

Ebola outbreak in DRC an international health emergency, WHO declares

Jul 18, 2019

The nearly year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached the level of an international health... Read more

A health worker wears protective gear at a health screening facility in a Ugandan town bordering DRC.

Amid Uganda Ebola scare, Catholic aid group is ready to help

Jun 20, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.  Read more

Death toll in DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 1,000

May 9, 2019

The Ebola outbreak that began last August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now claimed more than 1,000... Read more

Felix Tshisekedi, who has been declared the winner of the 2018 DRC presidential election.

DRC bishops question presidential election results

Jan 10, 2019

The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among several major observers casting doubt on the results of... Read more

Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Catholics in DR Congo continue to press for credible elections

Sep 25, 2018

As the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepares to hold a general election in December, after a two-year delay, Catholics... Read more

Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who announced Aug. 8 he will not seek re-election in December.

As Kabila steps down, Catholics in DR Congo continue push for democracy

Aug 10, 2018

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced this week that he will step down after 17 years... Read more

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has been in office since 2001.

Congolese cardinal denounces violent crackdown on protesters

Jan 24, 2018

After security forces killed at least six people participating in Church-organized protests this weekend, the Archbishop of Kinshasa has likened... Read more

Bishop: Congo 'gained heroes' when protesters shed blood

Jan 17, 2018

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo held a memorial Mass Friday for protesters killed last month while... Read more

Candlelight vigil.

Cardinal condemns deadly attacks on DRC protesters

Jan 4, 2018

A Catholic cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has strongly condemned security forces’ attacks on protesters amid deadly political... Read more

Children displaced by conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The devastating but little-noticed DRC refugee crisis

Dec 8, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Every day, thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to flee their homes.  Read more

Southern DRC violence has left more than 3,000 dead

Jun 20, 2017

More than 3,300 people have been killed since October alone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, said... Read more

In DRC, political uncertainty after bishops withdraw from peace talks

Mar 29, 2017

Political unrest and uncertainty about the future have grown in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the Catholic bishops’ withdrawal... Read more