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“We wondered how it could be possible that so many people know nothing of our situation and how Western governments and Western media are simply not making any mention of it. Many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives.”
“Ethiopians have lived side-by-side for centuries, and we are confident the values they share will keep them united to face these difficult situations. Above all, Ethiopians are very religious people and the prayers of the faithful will be answered. God will protect Ethiopia from the danger of disintegration.”
Some 200 people of the town of Nkontrodo, a small community belonging to the Parish of Saint Francis in Elmina, Ghana, actively practice their Catholic faith, regularly attending Holy Mass and playing an active part in the life of the Church.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country of Latin America, after Haiti. The Catholic Church strives to help the country, but it also faces numerous problems. …
In Senegal, Christians are a small minority – some 5% out of a total population of 15.6 million. Over 90% of the population is Muslim, while another 5% belong to traditional African religions. One large parish is the Parish of St. Charles Lwanga, based in Pandiènou, in the town of Pambal, in the west of the country, to the northeast of the capital Dakar.
According to official statistics, about three quarters of all inhabitants of South Sudan over 15 years of age are illiterate. The priest soon realized that “education is the key to eliminating the recurring tensions in the populace. Education will bring peace!”
Benin is a complex and varied African country. While in the north, the population is overwhelmingly Muslim, with Christians making up only a small minority, in the south, the population consists mainly of Christians and members of traditional African pagan religions.
The Sisters of Mary, Morning Star are a very young congregation. Founded in 2014 in Spain, the congregation has enjoyed considerable growth and already numbers 300 Sisters. They also have close to 350 so-called “oblates” who are associated with the congregation. These are people from all walks of life, above all families, young people and priests, who strive in their daily lives to live the spirituality of this congregation and in a spirit of unity with the Sisters.
The missionary said that he is living this first anniversary of his brother’s abduction “in a state of mind that cannot be put into words,” in a state of mind that cannot be understood except by someone who has “experienced this reality in his own flesh.”