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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.
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.
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
- To advance the Christian Religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- 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.
- 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.
- To relieve poverty among the clergy and former clergy of the Anglican Church and the widows and dependants of any such persons.
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