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Churches April 2013

Let us break the chains!

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  The Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (White Sisters) are commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Campaign against the Slave Trade in Africa begun by their founder, Cardinal Lavigerie Charles. Our correspondent in Rome talked with Fr. Richard Baawobr, Superior General of the Missionaries of Africa.…

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Madagascar – A good friend

  Father Pedro Pablo Opeka is a Lazarist missionary who was born in 1948 in a suburb of Buenos Aires. He has always worked with the poor, in Argentina at first, then, since 1975, in Madagascar. Here he founded the humanitarian association Akamasoa (‘good friend’ in the local language) which has helped some 500,000 people…

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Pope Francis – Expectations from around the world

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  We asked some bishops, local priests, and missionaries around Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, about their expectations from a Pope coming from the world’s south. A struggle for democracy and freedom, communion with the poor and the defenceless, commitment to dialogue among faiths and ethnic communities: this should be the basis…

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Pope Francis – A light to the poor people on earth

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  Meeting the needs of the poor, a simple lifestyle, evangelic freedom, openness to dialogue. These are some of the features of the new pope according to Monsignor Bruno Forte, Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto (Italy). What can be said about Pope Francis’ first acts?I think he wanted to send, from the beginning, a message of unity,…

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Advocacy

Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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Baobab

How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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