Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
"In the context of the Dehonian Scholarship program (BSD 2021-2023), I was sent for formative work in the RDC Province."
The Jean Dehon Scholasticate in Kisangani was attacked with a gun on the night of March 12-13, 2023. Fathers and scholastics were tortured and injured.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the oldest missions of our congregation. In following him, our confreres in the Congo discovered a "Dehonian" Pope Francis.
On Sunday, October 23, 2022, the Archdiocese of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo was filled with joy at the celebration of 125 years of missionary presence of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This SCJ presence is very important not only for Africa and Madagascar, but also for the entire Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
This year, the Dehonians in Congo celebrate 125 years of presence.
“It was thanks to the intervention of the population, of the neighborhood youth, that the group that attacked the center in October eventually left”