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Mauritania

The Catholic Church in Mauritania

A small diocese, whose nuns and priests have endeared themselves to the local population with their social commitment and support. Mauritania is a Muslim country: 99.5% of the 3.4million inhabitants are Muslims. Catholics, mostly foreigners, represent just 0.1% of the country’s population. The number of non-immigrant Christians is unknown. Conversions to any religion, but Islam,…

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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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