Democratic Republic of the Congo

SMA involvement in DRC:

There are 6 SMA priests working in the DRC.

Regional Superior: Fr Séraphin Kiosi SMA (Great Lakes DF – DR Congo)
Vice Regional Superior: Fr Jean-Marie Lamotte SMA (Lyons Province)

Area: 2,345,000 sq km
Population: 56.6 million.
Population Growth Rate: 2.9%
Capital: Kinshasa
Head of State: President Joseph Kabila
Independence: 30 June 1960
Ethnic Groups: More than 200 groups – Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu) and Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population.
Religions: Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%



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