The Parish-Priest Didn’t Make It

Father Godefroid Mpembele of St. Joseph Mukasa Parish in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo has succumbed to his injuries in a Kinshasa hospital.

The priest was shot in the shoulder during an attack by armed criminals on Saturday night, 6 August (InfoCongo.net).

The bandits hoped to be able to steal something as the parish was preparing to celebrate the First Mass of a newly ordained priest. Urban crime is widespread in Kikwit.

Sweet Jesus mercy on Father’s soul.
Carlos Santos
Rest in peace Fr, may the Lord bless you and keep you.
Malki Tzedek
So very sad. Be with God, good and faithful servant.