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Comboni Missionaries Urge Authorities to Address Deteriorating Insecurity in Lakes State

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LETTER - The Comboni Missionaries working in Mapuordit, South Sudan’s Lakes State, write an open letter in which they observe a “gradual disintegration of the peaceful community”. The purpose of this letter is “to ask the authorities and elders to make some real effort to address the situation of deterioration” in the area. The missionaries feel “troubled, challenged...

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Invitation to Mobilise the Communities to Pray for Sustainable Development Goals

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INVITATION - As part of a global campaign called ‘Prayer for Everyone’, World Vision engaged with communities and leaders in multiple faith traditions to encourage prayer and action for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The SDGs, which follow the expired Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),...

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As Brothers of Charity open for the problem of the refugees

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logo brothers of charity LETTER - Beloved Confreres, Dear Associate Members, Several brothers, associated members and collaborators recently asked me what the attitude is of the Brothers of Charity towards the refugees. It is a question that touched me, that worried me and that at the same time made me happy. The question is a penetrating one, an challenging one...

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Comboni Missionaries - Message of the XVIII General Chapter to all confreres

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MESSAGES - Dearest Confrères, Peace in Christ our Life! Finding ourselves by now at the conclusion of the XVIII General Chapter, we strongly feel the need to share with you a message of communion and hope. You have all been very much present in our reflections and decisions; thank you for your prayers and above all, for your witness of service and dedication...

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2016 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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migrantsMESSAGES - The 102nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated January 17, 2016. The theme of Pope Francis' Message is "Migrants and refugees challenge us: The response of the Gospel of mercy". In his Message, the Holy Father says that "migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty...

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Pope encourages Comboni Missionaries in General Chapter

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MESSAGES - Pope Francis has expressed gratitude and appreciation for the work of Comboni missionaries and reminded them to take their witness of faith into the peripheries of society. The Pope’s words of encouragement came as he addressed the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus gahtered for their General Chapter which takes place every six years...

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Pope Francis affirms U.S. women religious

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MESSAGES - On the second day of his U.S. journey, Pope Francis made his feelings about women religious abundantly clear and a cathedral packed cathedral of worshipers had a similar chance to send their feelings about the nuns to the pontiff. Francis spoke inside the newly restored St. Patrick’s Cathedral after a wide grinning New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan...

 

 

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Human Trafficking and World Tourism Day, September 27, 2015

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MESSAGES - As one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world, tourism has become a key player in international commerce and is one of the main sources of income in many developing countries, with millions working in the tourism sector. World Tourism Day is observed worldwide, with a view to highlighting tourism’s social...

 

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Appeal for the Earth

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APPEAL - Greetings and Blessings! I am writing to you concerning one of the greatest challenges that the believers of the world’s religions and all men and women of good will face today: being good stewards of God’s creation. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time.  If we stay on our current course, we can expect more devastating...

 

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Global Call to Action Against Poverty - Letter to His Holiness Pope Francisco

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LETTER - We turn to His Holiness to ask for your support on an issue that we consider of great importance and which, if not corrected, it will adversely affect the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters in the coming years. We are the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP its acronym in English or White Band), the largest civil society movement working...

 

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Pope to Claretians: Adore, Walk and Accompany

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VATICAN CITY - Adoring, walking, and accompanying. These were the three words of advice given by Pope Francis to the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary today at the Vatican. The congregation is in Rome for their General Chapter, which is reflecting on the theme: “Witnesses and Messengers of the Joy of the Gospel.”...

 

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