DR Congo: Hopes for Papal Visit

A leading Catholic priest and academic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has bemoaned worsening poverty despite the enormous natural resources found in a country almost the size of Western Europe, hoping it’s an issue Pope Francis will address during his upcoming visit.

Father Godefroid Mombula Alekiabo, academic secretary of Saint Augustine University in the national capital Kinshasa, was speaking January 17 during an online news conference organized by the Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need on Pope Francis’ planned Jan. 31-Feb. 5 outing to the DRC and South Sudan.

Source: CRUXNow

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