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In recent months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violence and conflict have intensified in villages in rural Ituri Province, where Anglican Aid partners with the Anglican Diocese of Beni.

Anglican Aid has already sent support to help assist 260 families displaced by violence. Yesterday Bishop Cyrille Kambale of Beni Diocese shared a recent update of the situation.

Conflict and violence is emptying towns of their populations as victims flee to Beni to seek refuge from the wave of unrelenting violence, sexual assault, murder and insecurity.

"10 people were killed today with several other people kidnapped and taken to the bush near Kokola, a town 35km from the city of Beni... civil society has just reported the discovery of 29 bodies killed by these same ADF rebels in another nearby town... [and yet another nearby locality of Kisima] was attacked around 1am when the population was sleeping.

"The number of displaced people increases every day here in the city of Beni where a precarious calm reigns. Meanwhile, the church as a father, as a unifier, continues to play its role in mobilizing its Christian members to contribute to help these displaced people who are housed with host families."

Bishop Kambale asks Anglican Aid supporters to pray for peace, for protection and provision for displaced people, and for the Congolese church who are sharing their homes and resources with traumatised victims.

"Let us unite in prayer for this innocent and bruised people every day." - Bishop Cyrille Kambale

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SYDNEY: Anglican Aid’s project partner in Democratic Republic of the Congo and father of four Bishop Désiré Mukanirwa has passed away from COVID-19, after falling ill two weeks ago.

Anglican Aid received word of Bishop Mukanirwa’s passing this morning.

“We are deeply grieved to learn of Bishop Désiré Mukanirwa’s sickness and death from Coronavirus,” said Anglican Aid CEO Canon Tim Swan. “His passing brings into focus the troubling reality of the pandemic in developing nations. This virus has brought to a sudden end the life of a beloved and vital church leader in the Congo, alongside many other precious lives.”

Bishop Desiré Mukanirwa with wife Claudaline

Malcolm Richards, the Bishop for International Relations in Sydney and Anglican Aid board member remembers Mukanirwa as “a godly, Jesus loving man”.

“He was in late highschool and already passionate about serving Jesus when I encountered him in the Goma Anglican youth group. The Lord gave him an equally capable and committed wife, Claudaline, and together they sought to train for ministry. 

“With degrees in theology and development studies, Désiré combined his love for evangelism with a concern for the marginalised in Congolese society - the poorest of the poor - widows, orphans and victims of rape in war.

Désiré combined his love for evangelism with a concern for the marginalised in Congolese society - the poorest of the poor - widows, orphans and victims of rape in war.

Bishop Malcolm Richards

“I have visited his home many times over the years, and his house is always full of people. He has four children of his own but he and Claudaline also gave space to many other children and adults who needed a home,” says Richards.

Désiré Mukanirwa served the Lord as the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Goma, which has 224 congregations, 45 clergy, and 43 schools. Anglican Aid supports the Bible College in Goma by sponsoring 30 students to receive Bible training. Mukanirwa was also a member of GAFCON, the Global Anglican Future Conference.

He had been receiving treatment at the HEAL Africa Christian Hospital in Goma.

Anglican Aid will provide extraordinary funds to Bishop Mukanirwa’s family to cover expenses related to this sad event.

Anglican Aid is also working with the church in Congo and many other Christian partners in developing nations to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 Relief Appeal is raising funds to support handwashing and relieve hunger caused by lockdowns in the most vulnerable communities around the world.

“Anglican Aid is gravely concerned about the impacts of Coronavirus and associated lockdowns on our brothers and sisters in poverty. We are working to strengthen and equip churches in these communities, as they respond to needs with the love of Jesus. Please partner with us in this work,” says Tim Swan.

We are working to strengthen and equip churches in these communities, as they respond to needs with the love of Jesus. Please partner with us in this work.

Anglican Aid CEO, Canon Tim Swan

Bishop Bahati Bali-Busane Sylvestre from the neighbouring Congolese Diocese of Bukavu asked for prayer. “Bishop Désiré leaves a wife, Mme Claudaline, and four children. Goma Diocese and Bishop Désiré's family need prayers for comfort.”

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