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Churches September 2015

Kenya. Giving back the dignity

Kibera is one of the largest slums on the outskirts of Nairobi. A small missionary community has been living there for almost twenty-one years. They have created the ‘Bank of Trust’. The idea is ‘to encourage people and push them towards economic independence’. A man stands by a big garbage pile. He wears ragged clothes,…

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The Pope in Cuba. A new wind is blowing in Havana

The Argentine Pontiff will be the third Pope to travel to Cuba in 18 years. Now, the scenery has changed in the island: the rapprochement with the US and the unprecedented trust in the Church open new challenges. Three papal visits to Cuba in 18 years show the Church’s interest in the evolution of the…

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Monsignor Christophe Munzihirwa. The saint of Africa

At the end of June, in a letter, the Archbishop of Bukavu, Mgr. François Xavier Maroy Rusengo, presented Mgr. Christophe Munzihirwa’s beatification cause, inviting the Christian communities and the people to bear witness of the late Archbishop’s works and deeds. “In order to facilitate the inquiry in the framework of the beatification process – the…

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Uganda. Radio Pacis: “We go Forward”

The only FM radio station operating in the West Nile region and Northern Uganda. At the service of the people and the church. It’s early morning, the sun rises behind the green hills of Arua. People moving and the first fires can be seen. From a group of huts a loud voice wishes “good morning”.…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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