DR Congo: A People’s Way of the Cross
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DR Congo: A People’s Way of the Cross

here has been an alarming increase in rebel attacks in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (DR Congo). The latest attacks took place in the surrounding areas of Beni town, where local aid workers supported by UK charity CAFOD, are responding to the needs of an estimated 40,000 people who have arrived…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Initiating Pastoral Care for Couples
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Initiating Pastoral Care for Couples

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young, (Is 40:11). This passage has been our (Marius Tapang et Patrick Lonkoy) driving force as we continue to practice our missionary charism. We are…

DR Congo: Bishops Denounce Worsening Human Rights Situation
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DR Congo: Bishops Denounce Worsening Human Rights Situation

Catholic bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo “deplore” that the human rights situation in the country has worsened in recent months under President Felix Tsisekedi, especially since initial progress was made when the president came to power three years ago. In a March 3 statement, the prelates said human rights activists were being oppressed…

DR Congo: ‘Hear the Cry of the People of Congo’ – Cardinal Angelo de Donatis at Funeral Ambassador
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DR Congo: ‘Hear the Cry of the People of Congo’ – Cardinal Angelo de Donatis at Funeral Ambassador

ROME, MARCH 05, 2021 (CISA) – “Hear the cry of the people of Congo, cruelly devastated by violence as it sees its sons and daughters die every day,” Angelo Cardinal De Donatis said February 25 at the funeral Mass of slain Italian ambassador to the DRC, Luca Attanasio and his bodyguard Vittorio Lacovacci. Angelo Cardinal De…

DR Congo: Francis Hannaway Travels Upriver from Mbandaka to Basankusu
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DR Congo: Francis Hannaway Travels Upriver from Mbandaka to Basankusu

Our journey back to Basankusu by outboard powered canoe. 36 hours non-stop (well a couple of very short breaks), on the Congo and Lolanga Rivers. Francis Hannaway.

DR Congo: Reflection on the Message of Evangelization in a Local Context
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DR Congo: Reflection on the Message of Evangelization in a Local Context

                                                  Meditation on the Message of Evangelisation (Text of a conference given to the Soeurs Thérésiennes of Basankusu on 2 February, World Day f or Consecrated Life) “Go therefore to the men of all nations and make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy…

Nakulondo Mpfumu: Lord, I want to follow you.
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Nakulondo Mpfumu: Lord, I want to follow you.

Lord I want to follow you if I am poor or rich! I want to follow you Son of God because your glory is wonderful! I want to follow you Son of God because your goodness is wonderful!

Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised
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Singular Importance Zairean Rite Recognised

But as the only inculturated form of the Eucharist after Vatican II, the Zaire Rite is hugely important. It essentially serves as a prophetic witness to Vatican II’s vision for greater liturgical adaptation, a vision that Roman authorities have largely suppressed. The point of liturgical inculturation is to support the “full and active participation” of…

Congolese Christmas Carol
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Congolese Christmas Carol

An unusual rendering of a Congolese Christmas carol Lyrics: EmanuelNzambe o kati ya biso ooBakonzi basatoBayei komotala oo Noele gloriaTosepela bansoToyemba ee Mokonzi wa nseEmanueleAbotami o Beteleme ooMtoma wa boboto oo Bakuti mpe mwanaO mbeto ya matiti ooBapesi mabonzaBakumisi mwana oo Noele, gloriaTosepela banso,toyemba ee Mokonzi wa nseEmanueleAbotami o Beteleme ooTomba wa boboto E Mama…

DR Congo: New Viruses on the Rise
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DR Congo: New Viruses on the Rise

Since the first animal-to-human infection, yellow fever, was identified in 1901, scientists have found at least another 200 viruses known to cause disease in humans. According to research by Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, new species of viruses are being discovered at a rate of three to four…