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Churches October 2014

Zambia at 50. The catholic church’s contribution

The Catholic Church has been an integral part of the Zambian Society, walking and growing together with the Nation. In the last fifty years, the clergy has increased in both numbers and quality. And most of the dioceses are becoming self-sufficient in clergy. In most of the Dioceses, the promotion of vocations is taken seriously,…

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Burundi. Three lives for Africa: Olga, Lucia, Bernadette

Three Italian missionaries, Lucia Pulici, Olga Raschietti, and Bernadette Boggian, members of the Xaverian Catholic order, were murdered in the mission of Kamenge, a district in the north of Bujumbara, capital of Burundi. It was a Sunday afternoon when Sister Bernadette went to the office of Fr. Mario Pulcini, the superior of the Saverian missionaries…

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World Mission Day – A Celebration of Grace and Joy

This year’s World Mission Day falls on 19th October under the theme: ‘I will build my church’ (Mt.16:18). In his message Pope Francis said that “World Mission Day is a privileged moment when the faithful of various continents engage in prayer and concrete gestures of solidarity”. A synthesis of his message. Today vast numbers of…

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Bishop Daniel Comboni – An inspiring journey

This year, the Comboni Missionary Institutes celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founder St. Daniel Comboni’s original publication of the Plan for the regeneration of Africa, which can be summed up in the words: “ Save Africa with Africa”. Bishop Daniel Comboni, both in the text of the Plan as well as in later correspondence,…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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