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Cardinal Monsengwo to Lead Annual Spiritual Exercises in the Vatican

Congo News Agency - February 11, 2012

Newly-elevated Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat from the Pope during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, 20 Nov 2010Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo has been invited by Pope Benedict XVI to lead this year’s Lenten exercises in the Vatican. The Congolese Conference of Catholic Bishops announced on Friday that Cardinal Monsengwo will preach to the Pope and the Roman Curia during the weeklong spiritual exercises.
Tshisekedi Says He Won, Can He Prove It?

Congo News Agency - December 17, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS)Unlike the Independent National Electoral Commission, which has published the results of the presidential election showing why it says Joseph Kabila won and for everyone to see and scrutinize, Etienne Tshisekedi has so far provided no proof to support his claim of an outright victory. Yet, the longtime opposition leader has said, once again, that he now considers himself president.

Presidential Election Results Not Truthful, Says Cardinal Monsengwo

Congo News Agency - December 13, 2011

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya greets president Joseph Kabila on February 25, 2011Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya issued a statement on Monday questioning the accuracy of the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election in DR Congo published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday. The influential Archbishop of Kinshasa said that the results “do not conform to the truth or justice.”
Opposition Mounts Against Proposed Change to Electoral Law

Congo News Agency - January 10, 2011

François MuambaThe leaders of the main opposition parties met in Kinshasa on Sunday and vowed to put up a united front against a government proposal to limit presidential elections to just one round of voting.
Pope Benedict Consecrates 24 New Cardinals

VOA News - November 20, 2010

Newly-elevated Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, receives the red three-cornered biretta hat from the Pope during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, 20 Nov 2010Pope Benedict has appointed 24 new cardinals. The ordination, known as a consistory, was performed in a lavish ceremony Saturday in Saint Peter's Basilica. Pope Benedict XVI read each name of the 24 "princes of the church" in Latin to roaring applause from the pews and smiles from the cardinals themselves.
Pope names 24 new Cardinals

Radio Vatican - October 20, 2010

Mgr. Laurent MonsengwoPope Benedict XVI has convoked a special consistory for the creation of 24 new cardinals. The Holy Father made the announcement at the end of his Wednesday audience. Speaking to over 40 thousand people in an autumnal St Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict announced the names of the 24 men whom he will elevate to the College of Cardinals on November 20 next. They include Mgr. Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Archbishop of Kinshasa.
Archbishop Djomo elected new president of the CENCO

ACP - July 14, 2008

Mgr. Laurent MonsengwoArchbishop Nicolas Djomo, bishop of Tshumbe (Kasai Oriental), was elected president of the National Conference of Bishops of Congo (CENCO) during the forty-third meeting of the Catholic Bishops of the DRC held from July 07 to July 11 2008 at The Interdiocesan Centre in the district of Gombe in Kinshasa.
Monsengwo: We demand that no-one returns this country to war

Monuc - November 10, 2006

Monsengwo Pasinya - William SwingWilliam Swing, the UN Special Representative for the Secretary General in the DRC, met Archbishop Monsengwo, the president of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), on Thursday November 9, 2006. After the meeting Archbishop Monsengwo gave his impressions on the DRC political situation, in an interview granted to MONUC's video unit.
Vote set for Sunday despite irregularities

IRIN - July 27, 2006

Congo - ElectionsLogistical problems with Sunday's general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and reports that security forces are violating the human rights of candidates and their supporters will not delay the vote, according to the Independent Electoral Commission and the international community supporting it.
To vote, or not to vote?

IRIN - June 8, 2006

Abbe Apollinaire Malumalu
Among the many political problems weighing on this giant, war-weary nation as it staggers towards its first elections in 40 years, is the fact that its main opposition has missed the deadline to register.



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