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RIP Bishop Désiré Mukanirwa Kadorho, Bishop of Goma

Archbishop Masimango Katanda writes:

The Anglican Church of Congo is deeply saddened to announce to the Anglican faithful and to the Public the unexpected death this Saturday July 11, 2020 of the Rt Rev Désiré MUKANIRWA KADHORO, Bishop of the Diocese of Goma, following a short illness in Goma; he was the first Bishop of the Diocese of Goma, 12th Diocese of the Province of Congo, created since November 2016. The Anglican Church of Congo offers its sincere condolences to his wife Mama Claudaline MUHINDO and his biological family, as well as to the Diocese of Goma.

  • The Lord has given, the Lord has taken it back: Praise the Lord! (Job 1.21)
  • For Christ is my life, and death is my gain. (Philippians 1.21)
  • Bishop Désiré loved Jesus and was passionate about making him known and encouraging all, both young and old, to go deeper in their walk with God; he was a man of humility, prayer and deep faith; a visionary and an activist working in peace and reconciliation and showing compassion and care for the most vulnerable and marginalised in the region through innovative programmes; a friend, pastor and guide to many. His training in development, theology, and peace and reconciliation coupled with his passion for evangelism gave him a remarkable skill-set which he used to the full in a truly holistic and fruitful ministry, in which he was partnered and supported by his beloved wife Claudaline.

    Bishop Desire was a friend to many in CCA - we are thankful for our fellowship in Christ and partnership in the Gospel in recent years.

    Please join us in praying for Mama Claudaline and their four children, and for the young Diocese of Goma as well as the wider Anglican Church in DRC that they may know God’s comfort and strength. May Bishop Désiré’s death not be in vain, and may his testimony in death, as in life, bring many to saving faith in Jesus Christ.

    AGM 2020

    CCA's annual meeting is on 24th October at 3 pm on Zoom. Supporting papers are here

    A Prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo

    O God, loving parent of all, comfort your children displaced, wounded or orphaned by conflict in Congo; and give the people of that country courage to seek enduring peace with justice and freedom, that their children might grow up without fear; for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

    Adapted by Canon Ian Tarrant from a prayer in the 1998 Congo Swahili Prayer Book, written after the 1996-97 war.

    Objects of the Association

    1. To advance the Christian Religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    2. In partnership with the Anglican Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo to relieve poverty and to provide for the needs of refugees and the displaced.
    3. In partnership with the Anglican Church in the DRC and civil society there to promote and sustain schemes for peace and reconciliation, health, education and community development for the welfare and benefit of the population.
    4. To relieve poverty among the clergy and former clergy of the Anglican Church and the widows and dependants of any such persons.

    Donations

    Please support the work of the Association

  • by cheque, payable to 'Congo Church Association', addressed to the Hon. Treasurer, Paul Dickens, Hockliffe Grange, Hockliffe, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 9NL.
  • online by clicking here
  • with a standing order. Please email the Treasurer who will send you details.
  • by using Amazon Smile when you shop at Amazon (0.5% of your net purchase will be given to CCA at no cost to you). For more details, please click here
  • Gift Aid It...

  • If you are a UK taxpayer, under the Government's Gift Aid Scheme the Congo Church Association can reclaim tax you have already paid on your gift. This means your gift will be increased by 25 pence for each pound given, at no extra cost to you. Please download and send the following declaration with your donation to the Hon Treasurer (contact details above): Gift Aid donation form
  • Financial statements

    Our latest financial statements are available here.