On Tuesday, January 31, the Pope began his fortieth apostolic journey to Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and then to Southern Sudan.

The only African journalist on Pope Francis’ plane is an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, Father Jean-Baptiste MALENGE.

The National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) delegated our colleague on the papal flight.

A former secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Social Communications, he is now a contributor to the Catholic diocesan radio Elikya in Kinshasa. He has been a correspondent for Radio Vatican for 30 years.

He teaches Philosophy and Communication. His latest book published in 2022 is: “Communication will save Africa.

Jean-Baptiste Malenge was an elected delegate in the recently concluded 37th General Chapter. He was also chosen as a member of the editorial board that prepared the final Chapter Document.