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Youth & Mission

Pope urges African youth to be protagonists in shaping the future.

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 of the conversation, held on 1 November, the Holy Father said young people are the roots. He said the stronger they are, the stronger their roots will be. He…

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Mission. Walking Together.

October Is Missionary Month. Three Young Comboni Missionaries Share their Vocation Journey My name is Brother Alberto Lamana. I was born in 1971 in Zaragoza, Spain.  I came to know the Comboni Missionaries during my secondary school education. The Comboni community of Zaragoza had started a youth group. I joined the group. The group became…

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Young People make their roots flower again.

The new Latin American generations are following the invitation of Pope Francis to “be proud of the history of their peoples”. Two examples of sustainable development from the Bolivian Amazon. Listening to the young indigenous descendants opens the heart and renews hope. In fact, they embody in their life the well-known “honour your father and…

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African Youth Survey 2022.

The 2022 African Youth Survey (AYS) sponsored by Ichikowitz Family Foundation, a leading African foundation encouraging active citizenship across the continent, shows how young Africans plan on building a better future for themselves, their countries, and the continent that ties them together. The Youth Survey of 4,500 face-to-face interviews with 18-24 year old’s revealed that…

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Mission. Our Life with Our People.

Three Comboni Missionaries talk about their missionary experience. My name is Gédéon Ngunza Mboma from Democratic Republic of Congo. For the last eleven years, as a missionary Brother I have been working with young people at Comboni Technical College (CTC) in Malawi. The CTC is a Catholic technical school open to young people of all…

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Ukraine youth. Fighting for Freedom.

In just a few weeks. The dreams and lives of many Ukrainian young people have been completely destroyed. But they continue to fight for their future and that of their country. Veronika, 19, says: “The months before the war were the best of my life. I was in the second year of university. But the…

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Mission. Life is a gift.

Three young Comboni Sisters talk about their missionary experience. My name is Sr. Carla Mora from Costa Rica. I have been in Mozambique for almost fifteen years.  I have to say that embracing the missionary life has not been easy, because it implies renunciation, adherence, fidelity and, above all, much faith in the One who…

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The New African Climate Leaders.

A new generation of climate activists is emerging on the continent. “We will be the decision-makers of tomorrow; it is now that we must take the lead.” Ayakha Melithafa from South Africa, 20, wants to be the voice of people of little, people of colour and small farmers, those who are the first to be…

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Mission. Sharing Our Life.

Three African Comboni Missionaries share their vocation journey and their pastoral experience. My name is Father Nicholas Onyait and I am 33 years old. I was born in Kokorio village, in the Eastern Region of Uganda. I attribute my vocation to my early childhood years. My family was so close to the Church. We used…

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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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