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Churches January 2016

Algeria. The Cathedral in the desert

The Church of Sahara, a small Christian community in the immensity of the Algerian desert, where faith is nourished by simplicity and dialogue with Islam. We spoke with Mons.  Claude Rault, Bishop of Laghouat – Ghardaïa. He often  depicts his small church located in the immensity of the Sahara desert as a small caravan. Mons.…

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Colombia. A young church among water, forest, war and coca.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Leguízamo–Solano was established only two years ago. Msgr. Joaquín Humberto Pinzόn sent us some notes. The Vicariate covers an immense territory of 64,912 square km inhabited by 56 thousand people,  almost all Catholics. It is located in the south of Colombia on the border with Peru and Ecuador, and is…

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South Sudan. Living with poor people

The country  has been in the throes of a civil war. Prices have been soaring and more people go hungry. Missionaries do not work miracles but they extend a helping hand to the poor people. A reflection of a missionary in the field. In Juba, the capital of South Sudan, we live behind a small…

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Asia. The triple dialogue of the Missionary Church

The Church in Asia must be a missionary church through dialogue with culture, religions and the poor. The Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Tagle’s opinion. The Christian community in Asia, the most populous continent in the world, is a tiny minority, just a small flock. Half of the Christian population of Asia is concentrated in…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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