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Bangladesh

Bangladesh. Bridges among mountains

The Chittagong Hill Tracts is a region in the south-east of Bangladesh, on the borders with India and Myanmar. It is an inaccessible mountain area that the local government has kept isolated from the rest of the country. A group of nuns lives there sharing faith and simple life with the local people. It takes…

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Bangladesh. Pedalling for the poor

At the age of 77, an American Maryknoll missionary, Fr Bob McCahill continues riding his bicycle on the countryside roads of Bangladesh, to meet and help sick people, especially children. He is a sign of Christian love among Muslim and Hindus. Along these roads he is greeted as Bob Bhai (Brother Bob – bhai is…

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Bangladesh – The Catholic church, a little flock.

‘You are a ‘little flock’ and many of you are poor. You struggle with the natural limitations and man-made difficulties of your existence in this land. You know that in spite of these circumstances the Lord calls you to lives of holiness and peace’. In November 1986, Pope John Paul II, during his apostolic journey…

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Bangladesh – Slaves in tea paradise

Tea pickers of Bangladesh live in isolated villages without electricity and running water, in harsh working and living conditions. Education is their only chance for a better future. Cesar Henriquez is a Marist Brother who decided to live in Bangladesh. It may seem an irony of fate: a coffee lover who drinks tea: in this…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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