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By Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

The only way to conquer the coronavirus is through “the antibodies of solidarity”. We better act together and start working as one people to have a real impact against the current scourge.

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In This Issue


Jesus, Mary and Joseph Were Refugees

Some commentators have sought to draw parallels between the refugees and migrants’ plight and that of the Holy Family–Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph what we would consider today’s…

Ups and Downs of Insertion in a Foreign Country

Under a European Union relocation program, Portugal hosted families fleeing persecution and war, the majority of whom were from Syria. Here are the diverse stories of four refugee families seeking…

Compelled to Leave their Homes

Thousands of families and young women and men from Central America are compelled to leave their homes and risk their lives undertaking dangerous journeys, only to search for a safe place to live. But…

Ideas for a Covid-19 Aftermath

The only way to conquer the coronavirus is through “the antibodies of solidarity”. We better act together and start working as one people to have a real impact against the current scourge.

Health Scare? Let’s Care

In Biblical times, there were plagues. In trying times like these, with the rampant crisis of the coronavirus disease, also known as Covid-19, we are left with no recourse but to bond together in…

Faith in the Time of Coronavirus

With thousands of people falling sick and dying of the infectious disease, believers raise questions about God’s presence in the midst of the pandemic. Fr. James Martin offers some advice to help sail…

Mission in the Hidden Amazon

A Comboni Missionary living in the US, Father Joseph Bragotti, worked in San Luis Petén mission in Guatemala. He went back for a visit and took a pilgrimage to Tikal, the ruins of an ancient city, in…

Love of Neighbor

Our communion with God is not only through prayer or through His Word. We are in communion with God when we put our love of neighbor into practice.

God’s Day of Rest

The third commandment of God, “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy,” invites us to rest and to spend time with the Lord. This commandment is meant to imitate God Who rested after His work of…

Black Robe and Roman Collar

This is the traditional attire Fr. Oreste Benzi, founder of the John XXIII Community, left behind. With it was the most daring commitment to the disenfranchised of society that he has left to his…

Think Globally, Act Locally

The outbreak of the deadly virus Covid-19 has affected the whole world and each government is struggling to find its own methods of containing the virus while trying to learn from the experiences of…


World Touch


COMBONI MISSIONARIES: Bishop Camillo Ballin Passes Away

Comboni missionary Camillo Ballin, Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia, died of cancer at the age of 76 on Easter Sunday, in a Roman hospital where he had been hospitalized.

WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: ‘Forced To Flee Like Jesus’

For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on the pastoral care of people displaced within the borders of their own country and the church’s mission to…

CORONAVIRUS: Priests Close To The Sick And Poor

Venezuela, a country affected by poverty, suffers and feels that it will not be spared from the coronavirus pandemic. The Church which until now has been very close to the weakest wants to express a…

CORONAVIRUS: Cardinal Tagle Urges “Forgiveness of Debt” of Poor Countries

Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle urges that in the current Covid-19 crisis that is wreaking havoc on economies worldwide, rich countries write off the debt of poor countries.

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