DR Congo: The resilience of Congolese Women in Global Context
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DR Congo: The resilience of Congolese Women in Global Context

I was a young girl in the 1990’s when multinational companies came to Lualaba. Their arrival and the liberalization of the Congolese mining sector in 2002 facilitated the quasi-privatization of Gécamines, our national mining company. The profit from Gécamines provided for the basic government social services given to local communities. With quasi-privatization however came the…

Pope Francis: Visit to Congo and South Sudan Still On
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Pope Francis: Visit to Congo and South Sudan Still On

Pope Francis is in contact with the head of the Anglican Communion and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in view of realizing their postponed ecumenical trip to South Sudan. In a conversation with reporters on the flight from Rome to Kazakhstan on September 13, the Holy Father said he recently had a zoom…

Pax Christi: Online Prayer Service for DR Congo and South Sudan
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Pax Christi: Online Prayer Service for DR Congo and South Sudan

On Monday 25 July, 16h00 Rome (10 AM East Coast) join Pax Christi International and the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission of the Union of International Superiors General-Union of Superiors General (UISG-USG) for a special online prayer service for the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South…

DR Congo: China’s Role in Child Labour and Human Rights Violations
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DR Congo: China’s Role in Child Labour and Human Rights Violations

China is exploiting children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, forcing them to work under hazardous conditions to mine the cobalt that powers electronic devices and electric cars, witnesses at a congressional hearing on human rights violations testified this week. “On the backs of trafficked workers and child laborers, China exploits the vast cobalt resources…

DR Congo: Martyr of Fight Against Corruption on Way to Sainthood
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DR Congo: Martyr of Fight Against Corruption on Way to Sainthood

Fifteen years have passed since the murder of Floribert Bwana Chui in Goma. His corpse was found on 8 July 2007. He was atrociously tortured and killed: the manner suggests that his murder was meant to be a warning to others who could follow his example.What was his fault? Floribert was a young member of the…

Zairean Rite Celebrated in Rome – A Clarification
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Zairean Rite Celebrated in Rome – A Clarification

On the Liturgy as celebrated in the Congo. I enjoyed watching the “Zairean rite” celebrated with Pope Francis at St Peter’s. It brought back many happy memories. The overall impression of a Liturgy celebrated in the Joy of the Gospel was very positive. But there are a few elements that did not get sufficient attention:…

Pope’s DR Congo Visit to Go Ahead as Planned – Cardinal Ambongo
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Pope’s DR Congo Visit to Go Ahead as Planned – Cardinal Ambongo

Pope Francis is expected to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in July despite his health challenges, especially the pain in his knee, the Cardinal in the Central African nation has said. In a Friday, May 20 report, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo speaks about his encounter with the Holy Father during last month’s meeting of the Council of Cardinals in Rome.  “Pope Francis…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Bishop Mokobe Opens Fledgling  Mill Hill Missionary Parish
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Bishop Mokobe Opens Fledgling Mill Hill Missionary Parish

On Sunday May 15th, 2022 his Lordship Bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku presided at the official opening of St. JPII Quasi-Parish Ndeke,  the first one out of 20. This portion of the local Church has 26 basic communities comprising 8 schools. People from several tribes are here: Mongo, Mongando, Ngombe, Swahili speaking people, etc. The Quasi-Parish…