• Congo’s bishops give up on peace mediation

    Congo’s bishops give up on peace mediation

    • Mar 29, 2017

    Catholic bishops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo criticized the lack of sincere political will during the latest round of negotiations to regain stability in the country. The bishops had enough after all parties were pulling back from a decision they had previously agreed on.

  • Church leaders hope Trump does not repeal conflict-minerals provisions

    Church leaders hope Trump does not repeal conflict-minerals provisions

    • Feb 19, 2017

    “Too often people in countries rich in oil, gas and minerals haven’t seen the benefits of their own natural resources — and it was the U.S. which led the drive to ensure extractive companies had to be more transparent,” Anne Lindsay, a private sector analyst at CAFOD, Britain’s Catholic aid agency said. The Trump administration aims to turn the clock back in favor of mining companies.

  • Congo’s bishops hope to save peace pact, but see no will to act quickly

    Congo’s bishops hope to save peace pact, but see no will to act quickly

    • Jan 27, 2017

    Congo’s bishops are concerned regarding the outcome of a government-opposition peace accord, reached in the final minutes of 2016. In a statement they said that “there was no real will to tackle the problems quickly” and that the church-brokered deal might not be able to bring peace to the conflict that has claimed nearly 6 million victims.