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Congolese President Joseph Kabila  (CNS)

The bishops have warned of chaos if government and opposition leaders fail to agree to a timeline for elections

Displaced people are seen outside their shelters in the Congolese village of Karukwat (CNS)

Bishops release statement as opposition groups prepare for mass demonstrations

Opposition supporters in Kinshasa, Congo, chant slogans during a march to press Congolese President Joseph Kabila to step down (CNS)

Politicians in the country have agreed to move a planned election to April 2018

Pope Francis talks President Joseph Kabila  at the Vatican (AP)

A Church spokesman said President Kabila should not be seeking a third term

Pope Francis talks President Joseph Kabila  at the Vatican (AP)

Going against protocol, the Pope waited in his library for President Joseph Kabila

A man dressed in Argentina's national colours outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires (AP)

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A mineworker in Chudja, Congo, handles a piece of gold (Photo: CNS)

Extraction of minerals for mobiles and laptops still leading to abuses, say bishops

Pope Francis (AP)

The Vatican has released a translation of the speech delivered by Francis at the Apostolic Palace

Civilians displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (CNS)

Young people forced to become child soldiers, say bishops

Congolese army soldiers have inflicted a defeat on the rebels (AP)

M23 rebels driven out the east of the country