What the IEC 2016 hopes to achieve

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Fr Aldrin

The much awaited 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) officially commenced yesterday with a Mass attended by thousands of Roman Catholic faithful at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu, Philippines. The Papal Legate Cardinal Maung Bo said Filipinos are a great “mission” being the biggest Catholic Community in Asia. In his homily during the opening Mass, he said the country has helped in promoting growth of Catholicism in Asia.

Christian life in Chad

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Christian life in Tchad

Chad has a population of about ten million people of which 20% is Catholic Christian. The majority of the population is Muslim. In Ndjamena, the capital of Chad, there are mosques in every corner. As you come out of the airport, the voices of Muezins fills the air as they call upon Muslim believers to prayer.

Provincial House Farewell

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On Saturday 24th October a farewell for Father Jeremias was held at the Provincial House in Kensington. It took the form of a mid-morning Mass followed by lunch. People who had been closely associated with Father Jeremias were invited, totalling about 50 in all, including of course those Combonis who could make it.

Ready to begin

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XVIII General Chapter

Saturday, September 5, 2015
The Chapter delegates have concluded the preparatory week and are ready to begin the XVIII General Chapter, opening with a Solemn Eucharist on Sunday, September 6.
The week began with the presentation of the 67 Chapter

XVIII General Chapter

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General chapter 2015

Roma, 31 August – 4 October 2015
Friday 28 August 2015
The XVIII General Chapter of the Comboni Missionaries will take place from the 31st of August to the 4th of October 2015, under the topic: “Comboni Missionary Disciples, called to live the joy of

Against Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking

In the footsteps of Comboni against human trafficking. On Saturday 25th July, Sr. Clara Torres, Comboni Sister in Mamelodi, and Fr. Günther Hofmann, Mission Promoter in Pretoria, were giving their input at the Youth Rally in Shorty, one of the distant rural communities in Acornhoek Parish, Diocese of Witbank. After a social worker had addressed the 60 youth

Day of Recollection

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Communities of Waterval and Acornhoek - Bushbuckridge
The communities of Waterval and Acornhoek gathered together for half a day of recollection. The input was given by Brother Artur Pinto. He helped us to reflect about the great gift of the Holy Spirit, a gift which is given to the church

Missionary Vocation

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, love him tenderly and seek always better to understand the meaning of a God who died on the Cross for the salvation of souls

St Daniel Comboni