Catholic Peacebuilding Network

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Archbishop of Bukavu's "A New Sun Rises in the Democratic Republic of Congo"

Msgr. Francois Xavier Maroy, Archbishop of Bukavu, delivered a message of hope for peace in the Congo at the tenth anniversary of the death of his predecessor, Msgr. Christopher Munzihirwa, in October 2006.
How and in what context did this tragedy happen? This message provides background about the Congolese situation during the 1990s.

Here is the original document in French, Un Soleil Nouveau se lève en Republique Démocratique du Congo.

In addition, as part of its mission, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Bukavu denounces violence perpetrated on civilians in South Kivu. The following document gives a few cases of human rights abuses committed on October 2008 in villages around Bukavu, the capital city of the province.

Here is the document in French, La commission Justice et Paix de Bukavu dénonce la situation de violence dans l’archidiocèse.