Accord between Holy See, Congo
February 06, 2017
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, traveled to the Republic of the Congo to sign an accord with the nation’s prime minister on February 3.
The accord “guarantees to the Church the possibility of carrying out her mission in the Congo,” the Holy See Press Office explained. “In particular, the legal personality of the Church and her institutions is recognized.”
Congo, a nation of 4.9 million, is sometimes called Congo-Brazzaville to distinguish it from its larger neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo is 42% Protestant and 33% Catholic.
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- Signing of Framework Agreement between the Holy See and the Republic of the Congo, 04.02.2017 (Holy See Press Office)
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