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DR Congo: Wave of attacks on Catholic churches and properties
DR Congo: Wave of attacks on Catholic churches and properties

A wave of violent attacks on Catholic churches and property has taken place in DR Congo over the last week. On 18 and 19 February there were incidents at the major seminary of Malole in Kananga, in Central Kasai and St Dominic Parish in Limete, in the capital Kinshasa. During the night between 21 and 22 February, unknown persons vandalized the parish of Santa Maria of Lukalaba, in Eastern Kasai, while another group attempted to loot the parishes of St Robert Kansele and Saint Albert le Grand

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DR Congo: A spring of water welling up in glorious Kinshasa
DR Congo: A spring of water welling up in glorious Kinshasa

A contemplative community of religious Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who pray for persecuted Christians will have their future ensured by a new well - after a chronic shortage of water threatened their survival. "We didn't know how we were going to survive after the collapse of our old well a year ago," Sr Mahele Mwamini, the Prioress of the Discalced Carmelites at the Glorious Saint Joseph Convent, Kinshasa, told Aid to the Church in Need.

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African bishops urge international community to help end 'forgotton war' in Congo
African bishops urge international community to help end 'forgotton war' in Congo
The African bishops, meeting in Kinshasa, Congo, have concluded the 26th plenary meeting of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), calling upon the political leaders of the continent to work not in their own interests, but for the benefit of all the African population. They also urged the international community to help end the "forgotton war" in Congo. The theme of the plenary was 'The Church, the family of God in Africa at the service of reconciliation, justice and peace'
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African Church leaders outraged by escalating violence in DR Congo
African Church leaders outraged by escalating violence in DR Congo
African Catholic Church leaders meeting in Kinshasa say that escalating violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is causing a major humanitarian tragedy. Presidents of Bishops’ Conferences and Bishop-Presidents of national Caritas organisations from 34 countries in Africa signed a statement condemning the conflict, which has seen the city of Goma fall to ‘M23’ rebels on 20 November. The African bishops said: “We are outraged and shocked by the escalating armed violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo which is causing again a major human tragedy.
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DR Congo: 200,000 in 'March of Hope'
DR Congo: 200,000 in 'March of Hope'
More than 200,000 people from 47 Congolese dioceses took part in a March of Hope in protest at the so-called 'balkanization' of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by a new armed rebellion in North Kivu. In the capital, Kinshasa, the march started from different parishes around 6.30am, after morning Mass, converging toward the 14 deaneries of the Archdiocese. Each parish delegation bore a banner with the same message: "No to the balkanization of the DRC, no to the plundering of our resources."
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Congo: Catholic bishops condemn election results
Congo: Catholic bishops condemn election results
Catholic bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denounced the elections in November which re-elected President Joseph Kabila. A statement from 35 bishops, read out by secretary-general Abbot Leonard Santedi  at Notre Dame Cathedral in Kinshasa, complains of "treachery, lies and terror" and calls on the election commission to correct "serious errors".
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Congo: two soldiers arrested for killing priest

Two soldiers have been arrested for the murder of a Catholic priest in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 42-year-old parish priest of Saint Jean-Baptiste de Kanyabayonga, Fr Christian Bakulene was killed on 8 November, 2010. According to reports from the DIA Agency in Kinshasa

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DR Congo: two solders arrested for killing priest
DR Congo: two solders arrested for killing priest
Two soldiers have been arrested for the murder of a Catholic priest in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 42-year-old parish priest of Saint Jean-Baptiste de Kanyabayonga, Fr Christian Bakulene was killed on 8 November, 2010. According to reports from the DIA Agency in Kinshasa,
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Congo: Bishops appeal for peace, end to pillaging of natural resources
In a message released yesterday in Kinshasa, titled: "More innocent blood in Congo!", the National Conference of Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo
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