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‘The Congo Flows into the Tiber’: The Catholic Church in Africa’s Influence Is Growing — But Is Vatican Leadership Ready for It?

Alexis Huguet
Catholic churchgoers chant at a Mass for peace in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Jan. 28. A Mass for peace in the Great Lakes region was organized by representatives of the Catholic churches of the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi. Armed clashes involving the armies of the three countries have been taking place in eastern Congo for several months, resulting in hundreds of deaths and hundreds of thousands of displaced persons.

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