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Churches March 2023

China. Matteo Ricci: the Dialogue of Friendship with the Celestial Empire.

The father of the Chinese Church has been declared venerable by Pope Francis. The great Jesuit from Macerata (Italy)  brought the Gospel to China through friendship and cultural and scientific dialogue. “For me, China has always been a benchmark of greatness. A great country. But more than a country, a great culture with inexhaustible wisdom.…

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Kenya. ‘Making Our Dreams Come True’.

In northern Kenya, in the Samburu region, many young girls are married off to adult men at an early age against their will. A Centre run by nuns welcomes them to give them dignity and a possible future. Nothing made Lilian suspect that her childhood would abruptly end that day. Returning from school, she saw…

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DR Congo. Pope Francis. “Hands off Africa!”

“Africa: it is not a mine to be exploited or a land to be plundered”, says Pope Francis. And he invites the church to be close to the people with compassion, consolation and reconciliation. No scheming or compromises with power. “We must raise our voices for the people and for justice.” From Kinshasa, Celin Avil…

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South Sudan. Pope Francis. “We want to give wings to your Hope”.

To politicians: “It is time to move from words to deeds. It’s time to move on, it’s time to commit to an urgent and necessary transformation”. To refugees: “You are the seed of a new South Sudan”. To the church: “We cannot remain neutral in the face of the pain caused by injustice and violence”.…

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Advocacy

Adriano Karipuna. The Amazon. Protecting our territory.

He has inherited the legacy of his father, one of the few survivors of the genocide half a century ago, and represents a "people" that…

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Baobab

The cat... with a bag.

One day, a penniless farmer from an oasis went to a rich merchant in the neighbouring village to ask for a loan. The old harvest was…

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Youth & Mission

Peace in the Holy Land.

God of Comfort, send your Spirit to encompass all those whose lives are torn apart by violence and death in Israel and Palestine. You are the Advocate of the…

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