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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

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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