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Highlights of Pope Francis' second day in DR Congo

Video highlights from Pope Francis’ second day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during which he celebrated Mass, heard harrowing testimony from victims of violence in the country's east, and encouraged charitable outfits in their life-giving mission.

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Pope: Charities sow seeds of hope in DRC and across African continent

Pope Francis concludes the second day of his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo by meeting representatives from several charities in Kinshasa, and thanks them for their precious work for the most vulnerable.

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Survivors of violence in DRC share heartbreaking stories with Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets in Kinshasa with survivors from the war-torn eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and condemns acts of violence after listening to their harrowing testimonies.

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Cardinal Ambongo: Pope's DRC visit a 'call for reconciliation' in election year

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, Archbishop of Kinshasa, tells Pope Francis at the end of Mass that his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo is a "sign of love" for the people of the DRC and an encouragement to hold "free, transparent, inclusive, and peaceful elections" later in the year.

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"Catholic and African" - The Zaire Rite

As Pope Francis continues with his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Vatican News speaks to an expert on the Zaire Rite, the liturgy developed specifically for use in that country.

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DRC: A Catholic laity actively involved in Congolese society.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, “the laity have always understood that the Church and the nation are everybody’s business.”

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'Bahrain Document' holds European launch in Rome to promote interreligious harmony

Following Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to the Kingdom of Bahrain in November 2022, ‘The Bahrain Declaration’ promoting interreligious dialogue and peace holds its official European launch at a Gala event in Rome.

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The miracle of water and the Missionaries of Africa

Ensuring access to clean water is a constant challenge in a megacity like Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in some outlying districts, the State is simply unable to do so. In the commune of Kisenso, a parish run by the Missionaries of Africa oversees a “water project” which allows local people to access the precious resource without having to walk for miles.

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Congolese Minister: Pope’s visit “historic and symbolic”

The communications minister for the DRC notes that “millions of Congolese lined the streets” to welcome the Pope, and praises his speech calling for peace.

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Pope at Mass in DR Congo: Lay down your arms, embrace mercy

On the second day of his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis celebrates Mass for more than a million people at the "Ndolo" airport in Kinshasa, and urges them to lay down their arms, embrace mercy, and be missionaries of peace.

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