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A church dedicated to St. Josemaría in Kinkala (R.D. Congo)

On November 8, 2008, a church was dedicated to St. Josemaría in Kinkala (R. D. Congo). The ceremony was presided over by the Apostolic Nuncio of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon, Archbishop Andres Carrascosa, and included Bishop Louis Portella Mbuyu of Kinkala, and Bishop André Minzonzo of Nkay. The origin of the church goes back to 2005, a year dedicated by Pope John Paul II to the Eucharist. Previously Archbishop Carrascosa, when addressing the students at Orvalle High School in Madrid, had spoken about the difficulties the diocese of Kinkala faced because of the war raging in the Congo, with the destruction of schools and churches, the loss of infrastructure, etc. Some time later the girls at the school organized a fund-raising campaign to contribute to solving some of these problems and to foster Eucharistic devotion. The money collected was used for the construction of this church, built with the assistance of people from the surrounding area. A statue of St. Josemaría has been placed in the church.

Romana, No. 47, July-December 2008, p. 318.