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Churches June 2020

Catholic Church in Morocco. A ‘bridge’.

A church that wants to be a ‘bridge’ between the Christian and Islamic worlds. Deeply involved in the field of immigration. Cardinal Cristobal Lopez, Archbishop of Rabat speaks to us. He had only been a bishop for a year and a half when, on 5 October last, he was made a cardinal. “It is clear…

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The Ecological Awakening of the African Church.

The Ecclesial Network for the Congo River Basin (REBAC, from its acronym in French) aims to be a response to the pastoral and socio-environmental challenges faced by the populations of this region in the heart of Africa. This ecclesial structure, following the indications of the encyclical ‘Laudato si‘, bets on a pedagogy of ecological conversion.…

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The Catholic Church in Algeria. Weavers of Brotherhood.

“This is no longer the time for clashes between believers. Following the example of our martyrs, we are apostles of dialogue and peace in an Islamic land”.  A conversation with the Archbishop of Algiers, Mons. Paul Desfarges. The Basilica of Our Lady of Africa looks out over the blue Mediterranean from the top of a…

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The Catholic Church in Libya. “Few but not invisible”.

It is difficult to be a Church in a place of violence and instability. “We are few but not invisible”. We speak with Mons. George Bugeja, Bishop of Tripoli. Libya is a country that lives between chaos and instability. With the killing of Gaddafi in October 2011, the country entered a spiral of violence. It…

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Advocacy

Cop 27. Emissions, loss and damage, finance: the decisions.

Cop 27 is over. A first step in climate justice, but zero progress on the central issue of CO2 emissions. The principle of a new fund…

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Baobab

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee.

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee had been friends for a very long time and so it was only natural that they should invite each other to…

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Youth & Mission

Pope urges African youth to be protagonists in shaping the…

Young people from nine different countries had a chance to each comment and ask a question to Pope Francis, during the online conversation. At the beginning…

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