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…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Health Workers in Fight against Ebola Claim Arrears
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Health Workers in Fight against Ebola Claim Arrears

Tension remains high in the 3 health zones of Bolomba, where health workers have been claiming their premiums for about 4 months. They have launched a strike movement since Sunday, October 18 by burning tires and barricading roads. They also threatened humanitarians assigned to these response operations against the Ebola virus disease in Bolomba-center, as…

DR Congo: Six Issues Bishops Want Addressed
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DR Congo: Six Issues Bishops Want Addressed

They call on Congolese citizens to “peacefully resist the balkanization of our country, depopulation and occupation of the land through national cohesion and the refusal of treason, favoring the surge of patriotism alongside our Armed Forces.” The Bishops also express their concerns about gross human right abuses in the Central African nation saying, “The impetus…

DR Congo: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu Appointed Member of Council of Cardinals
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DR Congo: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu Appointed Member of Council of Cardinals

Cardinal Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the most recent addition to the group of Cardinal Advisors tasked with assisting the Pope in the government of the Universal Church and in the drafting and revision of the new Apostolic Constitution that will replace the Constitution Pastor Bonus promulgated by Pope Saint John…

DR Congo: ‘People Want to Know the Truth’ – Archbishop of Bukavu
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DR Congo: ‘People Want to Know the Truth’ – Archbishop of Bukavu

Bukavu (Agenzia Fides) – Ten years have passed since the publication of the Mapping Report, recalls the Archbishop of Bukavu, Mgr. François-Xavier Maroy Rusengo, but also “20 years since the death of Mgr. Emmanuel Kataliko in circumstances that have not yet been clarified and above all 24 years have passed since the assassination of Archbishop…

DR Congo: The Triple Threat of Ebola, COVID-19 and Conflict
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DR Congo: The Triple Threat of Ebola, COVID-19 and Conflict

Further expansion of the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in Equateur province remains possible. It is also important to note that the current epidemic has already reached three times as many health zones than the previous EVD epidemic in the same province in 2018. Over the past two weeks, cases of EVD have reportedly spread toward the north and east of the province….

Basankusu DR Congo: Ordination Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu MHM
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Basankusu DR Congo: Ordination Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu MHM

Today, Sunday 20th September 2020, the Catholic community of Basankusu, DR Congo, joyfully celebrated the priestly ordination of Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu MHM together with diocesan candidate Sillas Bangamba Bondola by the local ordinary, bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku. The ordination took place at the Cathedral of St Peter and Paul in Basankusu, DR Congo. Two local…