Democratic Republic of the Congo - Latest News
Sep 25, 2018 - 12:44 pm .- As the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepares to hold a general election in December, after a two-year delay, Catholics in the capital continue to be activists to encourage a peaceful transition of power.
Aug 10, 2018 - 02:48 pm .- President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced this week that he will step down after 17 years in power. The announcement follows years of protests, supported by Catholics bishops, against the delaying of elections.
May 25, 2018 - 01:52 pm .- A Catholic priest has contracted the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid a continuing outbreak that began in the nation earlier this month.
May 22, 2018 - 03:01 am .- After 26 confirmed deaths have been attributed to the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Catholic Relief Services has been working to combat the deadly outbreak through educational and financial assistance.
Feb 14, 2018 - 02:44 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged Catholics to join Pope Francis Feb. 23 in a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.
Feb 4, 2018 - 04:12 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis announced that the first Friday of Lent would be a day of prayer and fasting for peace given the many ongoing conflicts throughout the world, particularly those in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.
Jan 24, 2018 - 11:58 am .- After security forces killed at least six people participating in Church-organized protests this weekend, the Archbishop of Kinshasa has likened his country to an “open prison”.
Jan 17, 2018 - 12:14 am .- The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo held a memorial Mass Friday for protesters killed last month while demonstrating against the presidency of Joseph Kabila.
Jan 4, 2018 - 02:37 pm .- A Catholic cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has strongly condemned security forces’ attacks on protesters amid deadly political tensions in the country.
Jan 3, 2018 - 12:08 am .- Eight people were killed and more than 120 were arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during church-organized protests held Sunday calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down.
Dec 8, 2017 - 03:49 pm .- Every day, thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to flee their homes.
Nov 28, 2017 - 02:00 pm .- Catholic bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have requested that President Joseph Kabila affirm that he will not claim a third term of presidency at the conclusion of his constitutionally-limited  two terms in power.
Nov 23, 2017 - 10:09 am .- With plans to visit South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year thwarted by ongoing conflict, Pope Francis on Thursday led a prayer vigil for peace in the two countries, asking for an end to war and comfort for victims of the violence.  
Jul 19, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Gunmen have abducted two Catholic priests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prompting the country’s bishops to plead that the captives not be harmed.
Jun 20, 2017 - 04:32 pm .- More than 3,300 people have been killed since October alone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, said a report on recent violence by Catholic officials this week.
Mar 29, 2017 - 08:07 pm .- Political unrest and uncertainty about the future have grown in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the Catholic bishops’ withdrawal from mediation talks aimed to resolve national political tensions.  
Mar 17, 2017 - 03:39 pm .- Following recent attempts at brokering peace between the government and political opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Catholic priests and religious are facing violent backlash around the country.
Feb 22, 2017 - 06:09 pm .- In the wake of an attack on a Catholic seminary, the leader of the Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country.
Dec 6, 2016 - 04:47 pm .- In late September, Pope Francis met with the controversial president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila.
Dec 2, 2016 - 06:02 am .- A nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered earlier this week by unknown suspects in an apparent robbery, the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions has reported.