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In Focus

The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

The Nuba Mountains Doctor

Tom Catena is an American doctor. He practices his profession in a particularly difficult area of Sudan–more precisely in the Nuba Mountains. Out of nowhere, he has opened a hospital and everyday he…

Sower Of God’s Word

Fondly called the “Mother Teresa of Garo Hills” in Northeast India for her dedication to the people of the region, Sister Guadalupe Velasco spent seven decades of her life serving the sick and persons…

“We do our part to avoid worse things”

Savannah in lockdown: strict protective measures paralyze public life in Uganda, with dramatic consequences for the Comboni missionary Günther Nährich, who has to buy medical equipment for “his”…

A Saint and His Family

Unshakable faith in the Lord, devotion to Mary, the spirit of sacrifice, and the commitment to one’s neighbor, even at the risk of one’s own life–Karol Wojtyła encountered all those characteristics in…

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…

The Most Catholic Country

Pope Francis intends to visit Timor-Leste later this year turning the spotlight on a young country still struggling from its violent past that has nevertheless preserved a vigorous faith.

Missionaries at the Border

The convent of the Comboni Sisters in the West Bank is surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall, but the missionary nuns are trying to build bridges of peace rather than walls.

A Priest Held Hostage by ISIS

Father Jacques Mourad is a Syrian-Catholic priest. In 2015, he spent five months as a hostage of jihadist terrorists in Syria. He describes it as a spiritual experience and says it was praying the…

The Miracle of Flores

In Indonesia, with its mainly Muslim population, seminaries are overcrowded with candidates. On the island of Flores lies the world’s largest seminary. More than 1,000 students study at Ledalero, and…

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