Pope reminded them that the Congolese people are more precious than the diamonds found abundantly in their soil and reminded them that peace and development comes from ‘spiritual wealth’ ad not from natural resources.
Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa Archdiocese encouraged the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to register for the elections to vote. “It is an opportunity for each citizen to use his or her right to choose his or her government at the time of the elections,” says the cardinal.
The Holy See Press Office announced that Pope Francis will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan for an ecumenical peace pilgrimage from January 31 to February 5, 2023, journeys postponed in the past due to health reasons.
A Catholic Nun serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Butembo-Beni Diocese is among seven people who were reportedly killed on Thursday, October 20 morning when gunmen attacked a Catholic Mission hospital in Maboya village.
In the wake of an attack on a Catholic mission hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo in which civilians and a nun were killed, Pope Francis condemns a surge in violence and prays for all those affected.