• Pope makes appeal for peace in Congo, sends prayers to Colombia

    Pope makes appeal for peace in Congo, sends prayers to Colombia

    • Apr 2, 2017

    Pope Francis made appeals for Congo, Colombia, Venezuela, and Paraguay during his Angelus address on Sunday. He was in the northern Italian town of Carpi, which was badly damaged by an earthquake that struck the region in 2012.

  • In DR Congo, an upsurge of violence against the Church

    In DR Congo, an upsurge of violence against the Church

    • Feb 23, 2017

    After the Church played a crucial role as mediator in negotiations that led to an agreement that President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will step down following elections to be held late this year, Catholics face a violent backlash. The leader of the Church in the DRC has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country.

  • Holy See signs agreement with Congo-Brazzaville

    Holy See signs agreement with Congo-Brazzaville

    • Feb 6, 2017

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s Secretary of State, signed a framework agreement to govern relations between the Catholic Church and the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the Congolese Prime Minister Clement Mouamba. The agreement includes a cooperation to promote the common good.