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By Fr. Antonio Carlos | Editor

"We consider education to be one of the most effective ways of making our world and history more human. Education is, above all, a matter of love and responsibility."


In This Issue


Educating for a More Human World

"We consider education to be one of the most effective ways of making our world and history more human. Education is, above all, a matter of love and responsibility."

100 Million People Worldwide Forced To Flee

This year, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on 26 September. The number of people forced to leave their countries and homes is the highest ever. The trend can only be reversed…

Integrative Education beyond the Classroom

A looming question is how could we make quality education more accessible to all, particularly to the impoverished? The government needs to make fast internet available to different parts of the…

The Coptic Christian Minority in Egypt

Since the Arab uprisings of 2011, the Christian community in Egypt has been suspended on a fragile line whose security depends more on the population itself than on government policies.

Let the Youth Grow their Roots

Faced with challenging times brought about by the pandemic, the youth nowadays are treading on a new path where they make decisions not only on what they want in their lives but also on the way it…

The Rise of Priestly Vocations in Southeast Asia

Change has come and the Church in Asia is gradually overcoming the shortage of priests. Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea are witnessing a flourishing in vocations and seminaries with a…

Love Heals Wounds

From the parable of the Good Samaritan, it is clear that love heals our wounds and regenerates life more than all the techniques at our disposal or all the medicines we may take. Love is what cures…

A Practical Approach

In the text of the Spiritual Exercises, we have “Annotations” and “Additions.” The key rule is that “it is not knowing much, but realizing and relishing things interiorly that contents and satisfy the…

A Strange Supper

A Brother prepared soup for the two priests who were coming back from the outstations. As they delayed, he went to visit a family for a chat.

World Touch


WORLD DAY OF THE POOR: ‘We Must Uphold Values Of Responsibility And Solidarity’

In his message for the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis invites Christians to greater solidarity and responsibility for the poor in society, stressing the importance of putting our faith into…

COMBONI MISSIONARIES: New General Council

Fr. David Domingues (in photo, second from right), delegate superior of the Asia Delegation, has been elected general assistant of the Comboni Missionaries during the General Chapter, held in Rome…

WORLD: 25% Of The World’s Population Will Be African

The population of more than half of Africa’s 54 countries will double by 2050 as a result of high fertility and improving mortality rates. The continent will then be home to at least 25% of the…

PERSECUTION: Christian Minorities Under Fire

Christian minorities around the world are being driven from their communities in deliberate efforts to reduce the presence of Christianity, according to a new report from the Christian persecution…

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