Central Africa

  • Bishop Munzihirwa’s Centre - Kinshasa (DRC), 24 April 2019

    Kinshasa (DRC) - 24 April 2019

    My dear friends, good afternoon!

    My dear children, MBOTE NA BINO!

    First of all, I thank God for allowing us to meet today. I thank you sincerely for your presence and your very warm welcome, in this home located in the center of Matonge, a popular and lively district of Kinshasa.I heard about the Monseigneur Munzihirwa or Bishop Munzihirwa’s Center. I now know all the good that is done here, to welcome children who delink from their families and in a difficult situation on the streets of Kinshasa.

  • Father General begins visit in the Central Africa Province (ACE)

    By Rodrigue Ntungu SJ

    The Most Reverend Father, Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, landed in Kinshasa on Easter Monday, April 22, 2019, at 5:15 pm. He was accompanied by his two Assistants, Fratern Masawe, S.J., and Vernon D'Cunha, S.J. The delegation was welcomed at N'djili International Airport by Father José Minaku, S.J., Provincial Superior of Central Africa (Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo), accompanied by six Jesuits and two students from Bonsomi Jesuit College. They welcomed Father General warmly with a short speech in English and offered him a bouquet of flowers.

  • Father General visits Mgr Munzihirwa Centre in Central Africa Province (ACE)

    Opening the future to young people injured by life


    By Pierre Bélanger, S.J.


    "The Society of Jesus wants, with an ardent desire, to walk with young people towards a future full of hope". This is the challenge that the Mgr Munzihirwa Centre faces in the supervision and training of street children, but also of unemployed young people. Stanislas Kimpeye, presented the work he leads to Father General and the Provincials of the Conference of Africa and Madagascar who accompanied him. At the same time, it highlighted the links between the CMM's perspectives and two of the Society's apostolic preferences: to walk with the excluded and to accompany the young.

  • Le T.R.P. Général dans la Province d’Afrique Centrale

    Par Rodrigue Ntungu SJ

    Le Très Révérend Père, Arturo Sosa, S.J., Supérieur Général de la Compagnie de Jésus, a atterri à Kinshasa ce lundi de Pâques, 22 avril 2019 à 17h15. Il était en compagnie de ses deux Assistants Généraux, les Pères Fratern Masawe, S.J. et Vernon D’Cunha, S.J. La délégation a été accueillie à l’aéroport international de N’djili par le Père José Minaku, S.J., Supérieur provincial d’Afrique centrale (Angola et République Démocratique du Congo) qu’accompagnaient six jésuites et deux élèves du Collège jésuite Bonsomi. Ces derniers ont souhaité au Père Général une chaleureuse bienvenue, dans une courte allocution en anglais, et lui ont offert un bouquet de fleurs.

  • Présentation des Préférences Apostoliques Universelles dans l’ACE

    Par Emery Mumbere, S.J.

    La rencontre du Père Général avec les jésuites présents à Kinshasa, hormis les Scolastiques en philosophie, a eu lieu ce vendredi 26 avril 2019 à la Résidence Saint Pierre Claver. Tout a commencé par une photo de famille prise devant la chapelle de la résidence. Ceci fait, tous les compagnons présents se sont rendus dans une des salles de conférence pour un entretien avec le Père Général.

  • Presentation of Universal Apostolic Preferences in the Central Africa Province (ACE)

    By Emery Mumbere, S.J.

    On April 26, 2019, Father General, Arturo Sosa SJ, met with the Jesuits of the Central Africa Province (ACE) who were present at the Residence Saint Pierre Claver in Kinshasa, during his visit of the Province. It all started with a family photo taken in front of the residence's chapel. Once this was done, all the companions present went to one of the conference rooms for a presentation with Father General.

  • Signature d’une convention de partenariat entre l’ULC et l’Icam

    P. Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ | Recteur a.i. de l’ULC

    Ce lundi 20 mai 2019 restera marqué d’une pierre blanche dans les annales de l’ULC. En effet, ce jour a vu l’ULC et le Groupe Icam (Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers) signer une convention de partenariat pour le développement d’une faculté d’ingénierie ULC-Icam, en présence du Ministre Français de l’Europe et Ministre des Affaires Étrangères, M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, à l’Institut Français, à la Gombe.

  • Taking Stock of Safeguarding efforts in the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

    by JCAM Communications

    Twenty four Child Protection Officers (CPOs) from formation houses, provinces and regions gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for a three-day workshop from Sep 5-8, 2019. This forum is the first of 2019 and follows a Baseline Study conducted from June to September 2018. In the morning of the first day, participants made introductions followed by a welcome message from the JCAM President Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ emphasizing the commitment of JCAM in supporting the CPOs to fully implement the Conference-wide five-year programme.

  • Transforming the Mission of Formation in Africa and Madagascar in the Context of Faith and the Universal Apostolic Preferences

    New Wine, New Wineskins (Luke 5:37-38)

    The Society of Jesus considers formation as “priority of priorities.” Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach developed a set of documents on the various stages, concerns, and objectives of formation in the Society. In 2014, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás launched a programme of renewal of intellectual formation in the Society, with special emphasis on context, content, competencies, and charisms. The Formation Centres in the Conference have initiated programmes of review and revision of their curricula in line with the directives of Fr. Nicolás.