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Jan 10, 2019 - 10:55 am .- The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are among several major observers casting doubt on the results of the nation’s Dec. 30 presidential elections.
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.
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.
Dec 8, 2017 - 03:49 pm .- Every day, thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to flee their homes.
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.  
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.
Mar 19, 2015 - 02:04 am .- A bishop from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has condemned last month’s murder of one of his priests in the strongest possible terms.
Sep 14, 2014 - 06:41 am .- In his ad limina address to the bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pope Francis assured them of the necessity of contributing to political life, without replacing political institutions.  
Jul 17, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- At a meeting of African bishops, those of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have urged an end to the armed conflicts in their country, calling on all parties to “work actively for peace.”