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Churches December 2011

Somalia – Searching a Real State

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  Martino Diez, of the magazine Oasis, interviewed Giorgio Bertin, Bishop of Djibouti and Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu, about the situation in Somalia What events have led to the famine in Somalia, what is happening? The famine is the direct consequence of the lack of rain. According to statistics a similar situation had not been…

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Lay missionaries – I am here

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  Southworld received this letter sent by Elias Gomes, a Portuguese registered nurse and Comboni Lay Missionary working in the Central African Republic. Here are some excerpts: We are approaching the end of the year. Already some time ago I finished the language course and the integration period. But I still do not feel ready…

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Holy Land – Return to the beginning

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  Aisha’s family is large and very poor. It is made up of nine people: Aisha, her husband Samir and seven children. Samir is employed as a mechanic, but his health has deteriorated considerably as a result of having been imprisoned for several years for political reasons. Aisha is seeking to earn something for her…

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Pope in Africa – Land of hope

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  Pope Benedict XVI visited Benin on November 18 – 20 to give the African Church the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Africae Munus. Meeting with government and religious officials at the presidential palace on the 19th, he delivered an important speech. We publish here some excerpts. Speaking on other occasions, I have often joined the word…

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Advocacy

Emigration and the Young African.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about building democratic organizations and expanding citizens’ skills to understand how…

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Baobab

Hare and the Corn Bins.

In the old days, all the animals used to make farms like men do today. They hoed the ground, planted the seed, harvested the grain and…

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Youth & Mission

Five Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Plastic.

Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth…

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