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Pope Francis prays for peace in South Sudan and the DRC inside St. Peter's Basilica on Thursday, 23 Nov. 2017.

Pope Francis prays for peace in South Sudan and the DRC inside St. Peter's Basilica on Thursday, 23 Nov. 2017.

DRC Catholic Bishops thank Pope Francis

28/11/2017 18:23

The Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have thanked Pope Francis for his closeness to the people of DRC. 

 

Pope Francis celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

Pope Francis celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

Pope Francis: a prayer for peace throughout the world

23/11/2017 15:59

Pope Francis led a prayer service in St Peter’s Basilica on Thursday evening, for the intention of peace in the world – and especially for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Pope Francis leads Vespers at St Paul's Outside the Walls (file photo)

Pope Francis leads Vespers at St Paul's Outside the Walls (file photo). On Thursday Pope Francis led a prayer service for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pope Francis: Homily for Prayer Service for Peace

23/11/2017 14:25

Full text of Pope Francis' homily for the Celebration of Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

 

Refugee families from South Sudan wait for medical care at a refugee camp in Uganda

Refugee families from South Sudan wait for medical care at a refugee camp in Uganda

Praying for Peace in South Sudan and DRC with Pope Francis

22/11/2017 16:02

Pope Francis on Thursday is to preside over a Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and in the DRC. Michel Roy, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, talks about the situation in the two nations and of the importance of raising awareness to overcome indifference and help forge peace.

South Sudanese refugee Simon Wani wipes his face during mourning of death of his son killed by rebels in South Sudan

South Sudanese refugee Simon Wani wipes his face during mourning of death of his son killed by rebels in South Sudan

Pope Francis to lead Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and DRC

16/11/2017 16:17

Pope Francis is to preside over a Prayer for Peace in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo on November 23rd in St. Peter’s Basilica at 5.30pm.

File: DRC soldiers arrest civilians protesting government's failure to stop killings in North Kivu province (24 August 2016)

File: DRC soldiers arrest civilians protesting government's failure to stop killings in North Kivu province (24 August 2016)

DRC: Kivu residents protest abduction of priests with silence

24/07/2017 11:00

Residents of  North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo have staged a week-long silent protest meant to send a signal to the abductors of two Catholic priests.

 

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