Archbishop Francois Maroy was ordained a priest in Bukavu, DRC on August 19, 1984. After twenty years, he was appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop of Bukavu and a Titular Bishop of Thucca in Mauretania. In 2006 he was appointed and installed as the Archbishop of Bucavu and has remained in that post ever since. In 2007, he warned of “imminent war” in the country’s eastern province of Kivu. He has called upon the Congolese president to “send in elite troops, who must counter the imminent war in North and South Kivu before it is too late” and urged U.N. peacekeepers there to protect civilians.