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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The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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