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Churches October 2016

Burundi. A place for remembering.

Many initiatives have been implemented during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. One of these was the establishment of the ‘Chapel of Mercy and Peace’ in Kamenge, a district of Bujumbura  where, two years ago, three Xaverian missionary sisters were killed. On the front door of the chapel is written in the Kirundi language: Agasengero k…

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Pope Francis. To ‘go out’ as missionary disciples.

This year World Mission Sunday will be celebrated on 23 October. In his Message, Pope Francis said the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy invites us “to consider the missio ad gentes – the mission to the world – as a great, immense work of mercy, both spiritual and material.” “To ‘go out’ as missionary disciples,”.…

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Brazil. “We harbour no illusions with Temer’s government”.

Indigenous people continue to be under threats: violence, intimidations and murders. The indifference of Brazilian society. The big lobby against indigenous people in the Brazilian Congress. The new government against the indigenous people. We talked with Bishop Roque Paloschi, president of the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) a Catholic institution with the National Conference of Brazilian…

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Syria. Franciscan Friars challenging bombs.

A city under siege, continuous bombardments. Thousands of children at risk. The witness of a community of Franciscan Friars who give courage and hope to people. One can see almost the entire city of Aleppo, or what is left of it after five years of war, from the Em Ram monastery. The ancient citadel, which…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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