The Roman Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome.

Of a population of 70,916,439, there are about 35 million Catholics in the country, representing about half of the total population. There are six archdioceses and 41 dioceses.  The largest of these is the Archdiocese of Kinshasa; the Vicar General of Kinshasa, Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Nlandu Mayi, is an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy For Life.

The impact of the Roman Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is difficult to overestimate. Besides involving over 40 percent of the population in its religious services, its schools have educated over 60 percent of the nation's primary school students and more than 40 percent of its secondary students. The church owns and manages an extensive network of hospitals, schools, and clinics, as well as many diocesan economic enterprises, including farms, ranches, stores, and artisans' shops.

Solidary Foundation  is dedicated totally to serve the ill-timed humans, regardless of a person’s religion, race, ethnicity, or gender, as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.

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