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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

Damage at the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Malole seminary, which was struck by arson Feb. 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

In DR Congo, an upsurge of violence against the Church

Feb 22, 2017

In the wake of an attack on a Catholic seminary, the leader of the Church in the Democratic Republic of... Read more

A one-time Catholic church in Lodja, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Congolese bishop condemns priest's murder as an 'infernal act'

Mar 19, 2015

A bishop from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has condemned last month’s murder of one of his priests in... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Francis to Congolese bishops: Contribute, but don't replace politicians

Sep 14, 2014

In his ad limina address to the bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pope Francis assured them of... Read more

Women carry placards with messages of peace during a UN visit in DRC, May 23, 2013.

African bishops promote end to violence in DR Congo

Jul 17, 2013

At a meeting of African bishops, those of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have urged an end to the... Read more