image31.jpg

Visit to Canada by delegation from the Bishops’ Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo

smaller text tool iconmedium text tool iconlarger text tool icon

delegation_congo_2011

From left to right: Msgr. Patrick Powers, P.H., General Secretary of the CCCB; Sister Marie-Bernard Alima Mbalula, secretary of that Conference’s Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace; Bishop Nicolas Djomo, President of the Conference of Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Archbishop Roger Ébacher of Gatineau.

As part of a visit organized by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP), a delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo met in Ottawa on 31 March with representatives of the federal government and of the Church in Canada. The Most Reverend Nicolas Djomo, Bishop of Tshumbe and President of the country’s Conference of Bishops, and Sister Marie-Bernard Alima Mbalula, secretary of the Conference’s Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, drew attention to the present situation in the Congo and asked for Canadian collaboration in re-establishing peace and reconciliation in their country.

During their visit to the offices of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Congolese delegation met with a Bishop and several CCCB staff to help strengthen collaboration. This is the third official visit of a Congolese delegation to Canada over the past 10 years. The two previous delegations had visited Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto in September 2003 and December 2008. On both occasions they participated in meetings with the public as well as with the government.

Last Updated on Thursday, March 31 2011  
The Holy See
Canadian Centre for Ecumenism
Catholic Organization for Life and Family
opm
Salt + Light
wydcanada en quicklink DP EN Quick   





DonateNow

Easter 2018 EN

Amoris Laetitia Reflection Guide
2018WeekofLifeandFamily EN
WMOF2018-Dublin-Ireland
184-940K EN
Confirmation3D
Euthanasia EN
life-giving-en
criteria
indigenouspeoples
lifeandfamily
sexabuse2015en

dyk5

The colours of the web site represent the official heraldic insignia of Bishops. The green corresponds to the galero (ecclesiastical hat) and six tassels on each side that make up the crest and supporters of the coat of arms of each Bishop while the gold represents the processional cross. More info...