DR Congo: Archbishop Utembi delivers two speeches at Pax Christi Africa regional gathering


This month, our Africa regional coordinator, Dieudonné Serukabuza, with Marianne Moor, the new coordinator of PAX, gathered our member organisations in the Great Lakes region together for a workshop in the Archdiocese of Kisangani. Archbishop Marcel Utembi Tapa joined the workshop, presiding at the opening and closing Masses.

The objectives of the workshop were:

  • to finalise our common project (empowering a new generation to promote active nonviolence in the Africa Great Lakes region), which will be launched in 2018
  • and to make an action plan of 2 years for advocacy, with PAX taking the lead on this.

Sixteen participants from Rwanda, Burundi and the DR Congo attended the workshop.

You can read the speeches (in French) of Msgr. Utembi at these links:


Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, Kisangani, Archbishop Utembi, Great Lakes, Africa