Posts Tagged ‘Democratic Republic of Congo’

Catholic clergy play key role in stopping Ebola

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Ebola has such a stigma in the Congo that people are afraid of being inoculated against it. Health officials face a two-pronged challenge in combating the deadly virus: one, the Congo is a war zone. The other is the virus’s perceived disgrace and people’s fears of the unknown. To get around these challenges, one local Read more

Catholics stop administering several sacraments to prevent Ebola spread

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Catholics have stopped administering several sacraments in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help prevent an Ebola virus outbreak from spreading. Baptisms, confirmations, ordinations and anointing of the sick have been suspended until further notice in the country’s northwestern regions hardest hit by the outbreak. So far, at least 25 people have died since the Read more

Church leads DRC’s protest movement

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The  Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) protest movement against President Joseph Kabila is being led by the Catholic Church. Last weekend’s anti-government protests in the capital city of Kinshasa saw four people shot dead. The United Nations mission in Congo says 47 people were wounded and over 100 arrested in the Sunday protests. The casualties Read more