Churches May 2017

Colombia. Mission in conflict zones.

The city of Tumaco has been the theatre of clashes between criminal gangs for the control of the drug market. Nevertheless there are those who have chosen to remain, to grow in faith with the local people and to respond to numerous social challenges. The testimony of a young Comboni Missionary. When I arrived for…

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Syria. Giving communities a future.

Five years of war, which included the use of chemical weapons, have produced death and destruction. The Catholic Church continues to help both the Christian and Muslim communities. We spoke with Msgr. Antoine Audo, Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo. What is the situation like for Christians in Syria today? Some fanatics  would like to expel Christians…

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Central Africa. Card. Nzapalainga: “Violence is not a religion”

The persisting insecurity, the inefficiency of UN peace missions and the Church’s commitment to fixing the relations with the Islamic community. We talked with Card. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui. In your letter of 15 January, you, the bishops of the Central African Republic, denounce the passiveness of MINUSCA (the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization…

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New Missionary Institute for a New Mission.

This year, Comboni Missionaries will celebrate the 150th year of their foundation. The  celebration is about far more than an anniversary. It is also the occasion to revisit the new vision of Comboni and to detect its relevance at the beginning of the third millennium, an era of rocketing complexity and changes. It is to…

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Women’s Resistance to Mining.

Throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, there is no dearth of stories where communities have been forced to leave their lands to make way for…

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The man with seven dogs

Once upon a time, there lived a man called John who was a hunter as well as a magician. John had seven dogs and seven large…

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Youth & Mission

The Future of the Natural World.

We humans, the species on this planet with the large brains, so-called intelligence and abilities and power to change the face of our planet, are doing…

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