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…

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This is What We Die for: Child Labour in DR Congo Cobalt Mines

This film documents the hazardous conditions in which artisanal miners, including thousands of children, mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It goes on to trace how this cobalt is used to power mobile phones, laptop computers, and other portable electronic devices. Using basic hand tools, miners dig out rocks from tunnels deep…

Our Lady of Stono. Amazing Story of Kongolese Freedom Fighters
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Our Lady of Stono. Amazing Story of Kongolese Freedom Fighters

September 8 is celebrated by Catholics as the feast of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It should also be honored in a special way by all Americans. Thirty-six years before Patrick Henry issued his famous 1775 call to rebellion—“Give me liberty, or give me death!”—a group of Black Catholics proclaimed the same message,…

Hunger Games in Congo
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Hunger Games in Congo

Francis Hannaway, from Middlesbrough, England, is working in Basankusu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2014, he started working for the treatment of malnourished children. He then set up a treatment centre with a team of 12 local volunteers. He is a former Mill Hill Missionary Associate His story. I live and work in…

DR Congo: Facing the Challenges of Covid and Conflict
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DR Congo: Facing the Challenges of Covid and Conflict

DR Congo has one of the largest populations of internally displaced people on earth, and it’s one of the most under-reported conflicts in the world. There has been a consistent presence of armed groups in the North-East of the country for decades. In recent months, intense fighting and extreme violence in Ituri has resulted in…

DR Congo: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Speaks Frankly at Episcopal Ordination
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DR Congo: Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Speaks Frankly at Episcopal Ordination

“There are many pastoral and social challenges in this Diocese. I am happy to have arrived here by road and what I have seen is unacceptable in a self-respecting country. You are a few kilometres from Kinshasa, but the misery I saw on the road to Popokabaka is incomprehensible,” the Cardinal recalled. He added, “The…

‘Rambled in the Volcano’: A Novel by Mill Hill Missionary Theology Student José Litako
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‘Rambled in the Volcano’: A Novel by Mill Hill Missionary Theology Student José Litako

I am José Litako Belengo Mill Mill theology student in Nairobi. I am from D. R. Congo. I am reaching out to you to inform you that i have written a novel which is already published and on the market. It was launched by our Rector Fr. Damien during the formation opening Mass. The tittle…

DR Congo: Threats against Peace Nobel Laureate Dr Denis Mukwege
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DR Congo: Threats against Peace Nobel Laureate Dr Denis Mukwege

Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo on Friday announced drastic measures to protect the doctor and Nobel prize winner Denis Mukwege. The gynecologist had called for a thorough investigation into the massive atrocities and crimes against humanity that took place with impunity in eastern DR Congo between 1993 and 2003. In late August, he had denounced…