Tue. Mar 21st, 2023


Huge crowds have started gathering at the main airport in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, to participate in Pope Francis’s open-air Mass scheduled for later on Wednesday.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the Mass at N’dole airport on the second day of the pope’s visit.

About 50% of the country’s population is Catholic – the largest Catholic community in Africa.

The pontiff is scheduled to meet survivors of conflict from the resource-rich eastern part of the country, where dozens of armed groups have operated for decades.

A planned visit to the eastern city of Goma was cancelled.

By Joy

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