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In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as in almost every African country, catechists play a vital role in passing on the faith. In the …
“Afraid? No, because we trust in God’s providence. We know that anything can happen to us any day and that we have to be prepared for every possible situation. We are concerned for everyone, we want to be able to attend to the needs of every individual.”
At last, the new edition of the New Testament in Sango, the national language of the Central African Republic, is finished and ready for distribution! …
The Parish of Our Lady lies in the city of Shebo, in western Ethiopia. During the drought of 1985, much of the country resettled here with the promise of a better life. But they were met with bitter disappointment. The parish was established to help a suffering and disillusioned people.
The prelate called on the international community “to put pressure on Nigeria to protect lives.” “Things cannot go on,” he said, and perpetrators “must be brought to justice.”
“These boys claim that they took up guns to protect the population and it is a great contradiction that these guns are now being used to terrorize the very population they claimed to be protecting. We all joined together to decry the brutality of the military against the people, but now it is our own children who have turned against their own people – and they think it is normal?”
“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.”