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Church in Congo suspends sacraments during Ebola outbreak

OXFORD, England (CNS) -- The Catholic Church in Congo said emergency measures will remain indefinitely in place in parishes at risk of Ebola, and...

Congo protests end in six deaths as new elections are demanded

KINSHASA, Congo -- Security forces in Congo violently dispersed protesters who were demanding that President Joseph Kabila hold fresh elections. A spokesman for the U.N....

Catholic protesters killed and jailed in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo -- Church leaders in Congo expressed shock after security forces fired on Catholic protesters, leaving at least eight dead and 120 people...

Priest finds hope amid violence that has killed millions in Congo

Catholic News Service This story contains a description of a horrible act of violence QUEBEC CITY — For Father Gaston Ndaleghana Mumbere, the feast of the...

Pope Francis praises members of Refugee Olympic Team

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis...

Priest killed in Congo, bishop warns of ‘dangerous’ situation

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A diocesan priest in Congo was killed Feb. 25 in an apparent attempted robbery. The victim, Father Jean-Paul Kakule Kyalembera,...

Prevalence of rape destroying Congo, says church official

The high incidence of rape in Congo is not just destroying women, but is destroying the nation's society, said the general secretary of the...

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