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Democratic Rep. of Congo

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva

Holy See appeals for end to attacks on civilians in Congo

22/06/2017 11:01

The Holy See has expressed its concern for “the grave, widespread, and apparently planned attacks against the civilian population, religious institutions, and faith based organizations” in the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in the Kasai region

 

Pope Francis after Mass in Piazza Martiri Square in Carpi

Pope Francis after Mass in Piazza Martiri Square in Carpi

Pope appeals for Colombia, DRC, Venezuela and Paraguay

02/04/2017 13:19

Pope Francis has expressed deep pain for the tragedy that has struck the city of Mocoa in Colombia where a gigantic landslide has killed overt 250 people and left scores missing. The Pope's words came after the Angelus prayer during his visit to the Italian town of Carpi.

Soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of violence in the country.

Soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of violence in the country, as well as for those affected by violence in other African nations and around the world.

Pope prays for victims of violence in DR Congo and Pakistan

19/02/2017 12:24

Pope Francis led the crowds gathered for the Sunday Angelus in a prayer for the victims of violence in Africa and around the world.

 

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Étienne Tshisekedi

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Étienne Tshisekedi

DRC Bishops mourn Étienne Tshisekedi

03/02/2017 19:08

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Catholic Bishops through their National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO have expressed condolences after the death of DRC opposition leader Étienne Tshisekedi.

 

Congolese Catholic Bishops Marcel Utembi and Fridolin Ambongo mediate talks between the opposition and the governmento of Joseph Kabila

Congolese Catholic Bishops Marcel Utembi and Fridolin Ambongo mediate talks between the opposition and the governmento of Joseph Kabila

DRC Bishops warn peace process faltering

25/01/2017 13:30

Bishops leading negotiations between political leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are warning that unless a crucial political agreement is signed by 28 January all efforts to achieve peace will have been in vain.

 

President of DRC's Catholic Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa, (C) announces the accord

President of DRC's Catholic Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa, (C) announces the accord

Democratic Republic of Congo politicians reach political accord.

02/01/2017 10:45

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Chief mediator of national talks, Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa says to have a political compromise is one thing, to implement it is another.

 

Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa is the chief mediator.

Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa is the chief mediator.

DRC: Last minute hitches but politicians generally agreed

31/12/2016 18:29

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s draft political agreement is said to be ready but is being delayed by last minute demands from the political parties on both sides.