- May 30, 2020
A retired bishop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become the first African bishop to die from COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in Congo, the country’s Catholic bishops are insisting on measures to also fight Ebola, the deadly epidemic that has made a surprise return.
Congo’s Catholic Church have condemned the “illicit enrichment” by officials of the new government of President Felix Tshisekedi.
Catholic bishops in eastern Congo urged better government protection for local communities, which staged a day of strikes for victims of recent violence.
Congo’s new cardinal will use his position to highlight Africa’s problems, while also bringing a lifelong passion for human rights to the international stage, said Catholic associates.
Foreign companies working in mineral-rich Congo ought to contribute part of their profits to local development programs, said an official of the country’s Catholic bishops’ conference.