DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo on Protecting the World’s Second Largest Rainforest
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DR Congo: Cardinal Ambongo on Protecting the World’s Second Largest Rainforest

“It is certainly impossible to avoid the use of products from nature in general and the Congo Basin in particular. However, it is entirely possible to coordinate and rationalize action on nature and especially on the Congo Basin in order to return this universal heritage to its original name of beauty and improve its capacity…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Space of Remembrance
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Space of Remembrance

Bishop Joseph Mokobe has inaugurated a “Space of Remembrance” in memory of his three predecessors, namely, Bishop Gerard Wantenaar (1924-1951), Bishop Willem van Kester (1952-1974), and Bishop Ignace Matondo Kwa Nzambi (1975-1998).  He talked with emotion praising the nature of their commitment to the Diocese.  He admired their enthusiasm, simple lifestyle and their zeal for…

Liturgical Inculturation in Congo Shows Gifts of the Spirit – Pope Francis
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Liturgical Inculturation in Congo Shows Gifts of the Spirit – Pope Francis

The Zaire Use is an inculturated Mass formally approved in 1988 for the dioceses of what was then known as the Republic of Zaire, now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in central Africa.  The only inculturated Eucharistic celebration approved after the Second Vatican Council, it was developed following a call for adaptation of the liturgy in “Sacrosanctum…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Parish of Baringa Inaugurates New Chapel
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Parish of Baringa Inaugurates New Chapel

The opening and the blessing of the new Chapel in Baringa on September 6th, 2020 by Mgr Joseph Mokobe, Bishop of Basankusu, has marked a new dawn for the parish, and is a sign of hope. Yet, the occasion raised mixed feelings. On the one hand there was sadness as people could watch or stand…

DR Congo: The Plight of Victims of Sexual- Based Violence
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DR Congo: The Plight of Victims of Sexual- Based Violence

mong the victims who have sought refuge at the medical center is an unnamed woman who survived a “horrific experience” while working in her farm with her daughter and a cousin. On the fateful day, one of the armed groups operating in the region attacked her village. “Five men appeared at her farm. They demanded…

DR Congo: The Curse of Abundant Minerals
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DR Congo: The Curse of Abundant Minerals

While traders moved bullion at the press of a button, in Kamituga, a mining town in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), disaster struck. In the early afternoon of 11 September at least 50 young creuseurs, or artisanal miners, drowned in a river of mud when torrential rains flooded the ‘Detroit’ gold mines to the…

DR Congo: Bishops to President – ‘Give Priority to Well-Being of Population’
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DR Congo: Bishops to President – ‘Give Priority to Well-Being of Population’

“Priority should be on the well-being of the population over all other political considerations. No political settlement can be above the requirement for the political power to do its best to ensure the well-being of the population,” the Bishops emphasize in the document. They further say, “The respect for the Constitution, ensuring national security, the…

DR Congo: Exploring New Area of Mill Hill Missionary Involvement in Archdiocese of Kinshasa
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DR Congo: Exploring New Area of Mill Hill Missionary Involvement in Archdiocese of Kinshasa

My Visit to Bita and Nga Sub-Parishes,  After the Covid-19 had shut down the world, which led every country in the world to impose entry restrictions, I was finally able to travel to Kinshasa on the 16th July 2020. Before proceeding to Basankusu, for my ordination, I visited two sub-parishes in the Archdiocese of Kinshasa…

DR Congo: History has Potential to Bring Light to Current Conflicts in Kivu
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DR Congo: History has Potential to Bring Light to Current Conflicts in Kivu

Historical claims of belonging tend to be based on selective readings of history. Yet people in conflict perceive them to be very real. They consider the lands on which they live to be ancestral, and believe they have a right to the soil that is determined by ethnic belonging. To understand present-day conflicts, we need…

Mill Hill Missionary Formation, Kenya: ‘Three Day Rollercoaster of Joyful Celebrations’.
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Mill Hill Missionary Formation, Kenya: ‘Three Day Rollercoaster of Joyful Celebrations’.

Perpetual Oath and Ordinations 2020 Mission is at the heart of our Society and mission defines us as Mill Hill Missionaries. By God’s grace and favour, we celebrated over the weekend this year’s Perpetual Oaths and Ordinations in Second Cycle, Nairobi. These were profoundly significant celebrations of commitment to mission as we wrap up the…

Nairobi, Kenya: Mill Hill Missionary Ordinations to Diaconate and Priesthood
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Nairobi, Kenya: Mill Hill Missionary Ordinations to Diaconate and Priesthood

Today, Sunday 25 October 2020, took place at the parish of St Joseph and Mary Shauri Moyo the ordination to the diaconate of six young Mill Hill Missionary members, And the priestly ordination of Herman Menjuan MHM The Rt Rev David Kamau, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, was the ordaining bishop. To view…

St. Joseph’s Formation House, Nairobi: Six Missionary Students Make Their Life Commitment
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St. Joseph’s Formation House, Nairobi: Six Missionary Students Make Their Life Commitment

Today, Saturday 24th October, took place the Perpetual Oath ceremony of six students of the Mill Hill Missionary Formation Center in Nairobi, Kenya. They are:Subrata Nayak – IndiaNtein Peter Yong – CameroonNgi Malvin – CameroonMufua Chia Leonard – CameroonKalagura Nikhil – IndiaAgbasoa Guylain – DR Cong For the first time the entire celebration was live…