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Mission

World Mission Day. Mission at the Heart of the Christian Faith.

This year’s World Mission Day will celebrated on  October 22, under the theme: “Mission at the heart of the Christian faith”.  In his message Pope Francis asked: What is the basis of our mission? What is the heart of our mission? What are the essential approaches we need to take in carrying out our mission?…

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Bishop Daniel Comboni – An inspiring journey

This year, the Comboni Missionary Institutes celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founder St. Daniel Comboni’s original publication of the Plan for the regeneration of Africa, which can be summed up in the words: “ Save Africa with Africa”. Bishop Daniel Comboni, both in the text of the Plan as well as in later correspondence,…

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World Mission – The dream lives on

World Mission – the Asian Catholic Monthly Magazine – is celebrating 25 years of publication. Throughout these years World Mission has helped many Christians in Asia and the Philippines, in particular, to foster missionary awareness. We have asked its editor, Father Dave Domingues, what is the meaning of this celebration and what future he has…

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Pope: “The Church’s missionary spirit is a testimony of a life”

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In his first message for World Mission Day, Pope Francis proposes some reflections. A synthesis of his message. This year, as we celebrate World Mission Day, the Year of Faith, which is an important opportunity to strengthen our friendship with the Lord and our journey as a Church that preaches the Gospel with courage, comes…

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St. Daniel Comboni – The experience of holiness

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On the 10th anniversary of St. Daniel Comboni’s canonization, Father Enrique Sánchez, Superior General of the Comboni missionaries, underlines the challenges of Comboni’s holiness and its implication on the life of the missionaries. “I believe this is a good opportunity for us – writes Father Enrique – to pause for a moment and give thanks…

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Asia – History of dialogue

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  In 635, an East Syrian missionary team, under Alouben, reached Chang’an (now Xian), the T’ang capital of China. The emperor financed the construction of the first Christian church in China. Other churches and monasteries came up in due course. Several Christian works were published, among them “Jesus-Messiah Sutra.” A certain Bishop Adam was known…

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Advocacy

Indigenous Peoples' Cosmo-Vision Advocacies For Nature.

Indigenous peoples’ views of nature are incompatible with the extractive model, which is based on excess and limitless profit-seeking that drives to prey on natural…

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Baobab

Tortoise and the Baboon.

0ne evening when the tortoise was crawling slowly home, he met the baboon on his path. “Hello, old fellow - said the baboon heartily - Have you…

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Youth & Mission

Europe. The Tension of Being Young. Between Uncertainty and Responsibility.

The lives of many young Europeans are characterized by uncertainty. Sarah Prenger, president of the International Young Christian Workers movement, points out the personal and social…

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