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Churches March 2015

Nigeria – To the last vote

The government has decided to postpone the legislative and presidential elections to March 28. The official motive was the necessity to secure Nigeria’s north-east regions, stronghold of the Boko Haram. Monsignor Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto, capital of an ancient caliphate on the Saharan border said that there is wide frustration in Nigeria and…

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El Salvador – Romero to be beatified.

Pope Francis has recognized Oscar Arnulfo Romero as a martyr. The Archbishop of San Salvador was killed “in hatred of the Faith”. “Let my blood be a seed of freedom”. Doña Maria Jose is in the San Salvador Cathedral crypt where Monsignor Oscar Romero is buried. On one side of the crypt there is a…

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Cambodia – Living solidarity

The Lindalva centre in Cambodia was founded by missionaries in order to support families and women who work like slaves in the textile factories. At a quarter past eleven, some pregnant women go out a small door, next to the entrance of the Korean Hansoll textile company, located in the industrial area of the capital…

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Mexico. Father Solalinde, on the side of migrants.

They threaten and intimidate him, but Father Alejandro Solalinde continues his mission, at the risk of his life. Only a few hours after the 43 students, from a college near the town of Iguala in the southern state of Guerrero, had disappeared, Father Alejandro Solalinde, having consulted several trusted sources, was the first person to…

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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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