Religious leader who became the Cardinal Archbishop of Kinshasha, DR Congo in 1990.
He went to Roman Catholic missionaries as a child and joined the CICM missionaries in 1959.
He was one of the cardinal electors in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.
His family comes from Belgian Congo.
He once spoke out on his disagreement with the actions of former President of DR Congo, Laurent Kabila-Joseph Kabila's father.