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PHILIPPINES: “Rural Missionaries”: 50 Years Alongside The Poor

Clergy, religious and lay members of the “Rural Missionaries of the Philippines” (RMP) involved at a pastoral and social level celebrated their 50th founding anniversary, confirming the work to accompany and support the poorest in remote or rural areas.

The "Rural Missionaries of the Philippines" is a national, inter-congregational and inter-diocesan organization, composed of religious men and women, priests and lay members who live and work with small farmers, agricultural workers, fisher folk and indigenous peoples. 

“In the last 50 years, RMP has brought the Gospel and worked alongside poor communities in remote areas, promoting human dignity, rights, peace and social justice,” says Sister Elsa Compuesto, the new National Coordinator of RMP, to Agenzia Fides. 

Among other commitments, RMP carries out campaigns regarding problems of rural areas; provides support services to schools on topics such as evangelization, disaster risk reduction, health services, defence of human rights, sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation; and contributes to building alliances and networks of a pastoral and social nature.  


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