- Jan 16, 2021
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.
Six bishops from the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have recognized the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the nation’s president, following an election disputed by the national bishops’ conference and other observers.
In the tense political climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of Dec. 23 general elections, candidates are being called on to run campaigns rooted in Christian values.
Caritas Congo says an ongoing Ebola outbreak in the country is worrying, after at least 211 cases have been recorded with at least 135 people dying of the disease.
Three convents in Congo were attacked by armed men in the latest violence targeting the Catholic Church in the central Africa country.
Catholic leaders who mediated a compromise on elections in Congo warned Monday that the credibility of the long-delayed vote scheduled in December depends “to a great extent” on the presence of national and international observers — and that “bias” will keep the country in crisis.