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Churches October 2021

Mission. To the last breath.

Sixty Comboni Missionaries have died due to the Coronavirus with around 350 infected. Many of them spent their whole lives in Africa or Latin America. We remember three of them. The sun is setting at Lachor Hospital in Northern Uganda. Brother Elio makes his way home after a long day’s work. He is worried at…

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Mexico. Welcome to Tijuana.

The religious institutes have created a support network for the many migrants coming to the city in the hope of moving legally, or even illegally, to the United States. We visited the Migrants House. The numerous white crosses close to the famous Las Playas beach are in memory of the many migrants who lost their…

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South Sudan. Being part of a universal Church.

An extremely polarised country where belonging to a family or clan is much more important than one’s national identity. The new bishop of Rumbek, Mons Christian Carlassare, invites the Christians to be part of a universal family rather than to a clan or ethnic group. The Gospel is indeed inspiring but that does not lessen…

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DR of Congo. The state and the main churches clash over next elections.

A battle between the supporters of President Tshisekedi and the two main churches of the Congo is ongoing. The transparency of the next presidential election is at stake. Once again, the catholic church has clashed with the state in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is a tradition since the first clash between Cardinal Joseph…

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Advocacy

Cop 27. Emissions, loss and damage, finance: the decisions.

Cop 27 is over. A first step in climate justice, but zero progress on the central issue of CO2 emissions. The principle of a new fund…

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Baobab

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee.

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee had been friends for a very long time and so it was only natural that they should invite each other to…

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Youth & Mission

Pope urges African youth to be protagonists in shaping the…

Young people from nine different countries had a chance to each comment and ask a question to Pope Francis, during the online conversation. At the beginning…

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