- Aug 10, 2020
As Congo celebrated 60 years of independence from Belgium, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo of Kinshasa said the “great dreams” of the people had been shuttered by successive regimes.
Caritas Ghana has put in place a nine-month emergency response plan with the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference to ensure that the poor and vulnerable receive critical and basic services in the two archdioceses most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
A year after Congo’s new president pledged to restore democracy and stability, the country’s Catholic leaders said the country faces being broken up by prolonged violence.
A long, snail-paced line of well-wishers waited to greet Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, Congo, after the ceremony in which Pope Francis placed a red hat on his head.
The Vatican has been making several of the new cardinals in today’s consistory available to the press over the last couple of days, which gave me the opportunity Friday to spend some time with three new Princes of the Church.