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Philippines – Spreading the Word

World Mission is a monthly Catholic magazine published by the Comboni Missionaries in the Philippines as part of their missionary ministry in Asia. It is an instrument of mission animation and evangelization, but also of promotion of justice, peace and integrity of the creation. Founded in March 1989, at the start of the Comboni Missionaries’…

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Philippines/1 – A radical optimist

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Tony Meloto, 61, is perhaps the most inspiring living Filipino. He made a life-changing faith experience in a Metro Manila slum. He founded Gawad Kalinga as an expression of his faith and love for the poor. He says: ìI am a radical optimist because I believe in Jesus Christ.î How has Gawad Kalinga (Give Care)…

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Philippines/2 – The poor as family

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See the first part of this interview here. Did Couples for Christ accept such an approach? Many members of the Couples for Christ (CFC) didnít understand or they didnít believe in what I was doing. But since I was a member of the council and I was in charge of the familiesí ministries, particularly Youth…

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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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