DR Congo’s ‘Dr Miracle’ Set To Meet Pope Francis

Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege is scheduled to meet Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican, his foundation has said.

Denis Mukwege is known as “Dr. Miracle” for his ability to repair through reconstructive surgery the damage inflicted on women who have been raped.

He was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work.

The Pope is scheduled to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo in late January 2023, after a previously planned visit was cancelled mid-this year.

Dr. Mukwege met the Pope three years ago and later told journalists that: “I met with Pope Francis to share my vision for a world where rape is no longer used as a weapon of war.”

The exact agenda of today’s meeting is not known.

Since 1996, the DR Congo has been engulfed in a string of conflicts that have claimed the lives of at least six million people.