News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: DR Congo: Security Forces Fire on Catholic Churchgoers
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo used excessive force ... The UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief should conduct a visit to Congo to investigate and publicly report on the violence against priests and worshippers ...
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: 10 Roman Catholic priests arrested in protests in Congo
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Protests against the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo have resulted in the arrest of 10 Catholic priests — a sign of the government’s willingness to defy church authorities at the forefront of the movement to oust ...
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: Burundi refugees in DRC blast lack of aid
Burundian refugees living in a transit camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday complained of a lack of humanitarian support after their refusal to register on a biometric database, claiming it would violate their religion. "We've had no more ...
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: UN rights office warns DR Congo authorities against use of excessive force when policing protests
NEW YORK: Amid ongoing political tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violent actions by the security ... "This is an alarming development that impinges on freedom of religion or belief," she underscored, adding: "We call on the ...
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: Factbox - Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger and Burundi were at the bottom of the ... Swahili, Kikongo and Shiluba. RELIGION: Roman Catholic 41 to 50 percent, Protestant 32 percent, Muslim 1.2 to 10 percent. Traditional African religions are widespread.
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: DR Congo: 'The church has to walk a very fine line'
At least eight people were killed in recent anti-government demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to media reports ... Inasmuch as Catholicism is sort of a state religion, they're enmeshed and entangled with the Congolese ...
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: Laurent Monsengwo, DR Congo’s combative cardinal
The man in the spotlight is Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo, archbishop of Kinshasa and de-facto leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s powerful Catholic church. For decades, the cardinal has spoken out against the violence that has swept through parts ...
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: World View: Central African Republic Violence Threatens Spread of Ebola from Congo
What was different about that situation is that the fault lines were more ethnic than religious: farmer tribes and herder tribes are aligning against each other, sometimes ignoring religion ... border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: Breaths of Fresh Air from a Pontifical Mouth of the South
Francis’ 2017 end-of-year message also urged de-escalation of conflicts in Iraq and Syria and he called for peace in South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African ... quickly turning away from religion than ever before.
News Democratic Republic Congo » Religion: Grace: For family of refugees in Omaha, survival is a struggle
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a war-torn central African nation, Sadiki once ran for his life. His father had changed religions. One group didn’t like that, and Sadiki wound up in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in neighboring Tanzania.