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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Advocating For Intelligent And Sustainable Earnings.

There is no consistent and successful advocacy but the one founded in strong credibility. Credibility is the quality or power of inspiring belief; it can…

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The Ambitious Ants.

Ants are the busiest creatures in the world. Every ant has a full time job, with no holidays and no half-days off Ants like to work,…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis: “Our young people are our foremost mission”.

In his fourth apostolic journey to the African continent, visiting Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Pope Francis said to young people: “keep dreaming and moving forward”. In…

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