Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Philippines. The Land of Natural Disasters.

Located in the rim around the Pacific Ocean dubbed “The Ring of Fire,” the Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries on earth. It is hard hit all year round by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tropical cyclones and landslides. “The Ring of Fire” – that is how scientists call that thin region of dynamic…

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Mali. A country in turmoil.

On 18th August 2020, a group of military officers took power in Mali, arrested President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita and other leading figures and created the Comité National pour le Salut du Peuple (National Committee for the Salvation of the People, CNSP) to rule the country. The CNSP is led by Colonel Assimi Goita, head of…

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Displaced Children. The Right to Education.

An entire generation of children globally have had their education disrupted due to the pandemic. Children who have been forced to flee their homes are at most risk. Ten reasons why we should support displaced children’s right to education: 1 – This emergency comes on top of an existing learning crisis. Even before the Covid-19…

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The economics of Pope Francis. The beauty of sharing.

Social themes, in general, and those economic, in particular, are at the centre of the pontificate of Pope Francis. There are three stages in his reflection on economics. The first is programmatic and contained in his first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (EG – The Joy of the Gospel), the second is his choice of accompanying…

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Suez. Present Uncertainty and Future Strategy.

The Suez Canal has always been strategically important for Egypt and the whole area. Before the end of 2023 it is planned to widen the canal which will allow an increase in daily ship traffic, with important consequences for trade and profits. The strategic importance of the Suez Canal has ancient roots. Works to join…

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China. The Great Game.

The logic used by super powers in space is not an exclusively competitive one. In fact, there is a very rich level of cooperation between them, due to the fact that, unlike the case of economic competition, scientific research requires synergies. In this regard, the ESA (European Space Agency) is a good example of cooperation…

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Benin.”The Man with the Golden Hands”

On the edge of the on the border between Niger and Burkina Faso, the Fatebenefratelli friars have been providing medical services to the people of Atakora plateau. Brother Fiorenzo Priuli, director of the St. Jean de Dieu Hospital spoke to us about his experience as a both missionary and an orthopedic surgeon. The city of…

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Climate Change and Advocacy. Planting Bamboos.

In the Philippines, the missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) are committing to plant 100,000 seedlings of Bamboo by 2022. With an…

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The Spider and the Sky God's Stories.

The Chief of the Sky Gods had many stories to tell. As Spider listened to the stories of the Sky God, he said to his wife,…

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Youth & Mission

Mission. Our Life with Our People.

Three Comboni Missionaries talk about their missionary experience. My name is Gédéon Ngunza Mboma from Democratic Republic of Congo. For the last eleven years, as a…

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