- Sep 18, 2020
This week marks a significant milestone for the Catholic Church in Africa, whose continental bishops’ conference is celebrating its 50th anniversary, highlighting years of rapid growth and missionary expansion.
People in the Democratic Republic of Congo are “being cautious” after the World Health Organization declared the Ebola crisis a public health emergency of “international concern.”
Catholic church representatives in Congo have urged international action to contain Ebola, after an epidemic in the country’s eastern provinces was declared an emergency by the World Health Organization.
An Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the worst ever, according to the World Health Organization.
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.
The Catholic Church in Congo said emergency measures will remain indefinitely in place in parishes at risk of Ebola, and urged effective action against the disease by the government of President Joseph Kabila.