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…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: ‘Hope is the Response’ Initiative
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: ‘Hope is the Response’ Initiative

L’espoir est la Réponse (EER) Hope is the Response This is an initiative (An NGO) I decided to create after being here in the Democratic Republic of Congo for almost three years. I arrived here in February 2020 and ever since, I have been serving in a very challenging mission. Therefore: Hope is the Response,…

Kinshasa, DR Congo: Official Installation of Fr Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM as Parish Priest
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Kinshasa, DR Congo: Official Installation of Fr Marius Tapang Tendongue MHM as Parish Priest

On Saturday 30 April 2022, the Parish of St. François de Paule in DRC celebrated the installation of Fr. Marius Tapang, MHM as their Parish Priest. The Bishop Vincent Tshomba was the main celebrant. There were some priests from our deanery and the Diocese of Basankusu as concelebrants. Fr. Marius is the first Parish Priest…

DR Congo: March in Solidarity with Victims of Violence
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DR Congo: March in Solidarity with Victims of Violence

The people of God in the Archdiocese of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have planned to hold “a peaceful march” to show their solidarity with victims of violence in the country’s Ituri Province.  In their collective statement dated March 10, Catholic Bishops in Kisangani Ecclesiastical Province said they have witnessed a resurgence of violence…

DR Congo: Setting up Shrine to Blessed Isidore Bakanja ahead of Papal Visit
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DR Congo: Setting up Shrine to Blessed Isidore Bakanja ahead of Papal Visit

Plans are underway for Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to partner with the government of the Central African nation to construct a shrine in memory of Blessed Isidore Bakanja ahead of the planned Papal visit in July. On Tuesday, March 8, representatives of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) had a meeting with DRC’s…