Posts Tagged ‘Democratic Republic of the Congo’

Bishops urge priests who fathered children to leave priesthood

Monday, April 11th, 2022
priests urged to leave

Leaders of the bishops’ conference in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have urged priests who have fathered children to leave the ministry to care for those children. The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) recently issued a 19-page internal document, “At the School of Jesus Christ: for an authentic priestly life.” The paper aims Read more

Pope says inculturated Mass highlights gifts of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

It is just on year since Francis offered an inculturated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for Congolese immigrants. The Mass marked the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Congolese Catholic Chaplaincy of Rome. The Mass included traditional Congolese music and the Zaire Use of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Zaire Use). An Read more