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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

Women’s Resistance to Mining.

Throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, there is no dearth of stories where communities have been forced to leave their lands to make way for…

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Baobab

The man with seven dogs

Once upon a time, there lived a man called John who was a hunter as well as a magician. John had seven dogs and seven large…

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Youth & Mission

The Future of the Natural World.

We humans, the species on this planet with the large brains, so-called intelligence and abilities and power to change the face of our planet, are doing…

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