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  • photo news - 5Uganda: The Bwola – The Royal Dance
    Among the many cultural dances of the Acholi people, who live in the northern region of Uganda, the Bwola dance is known as a royal dance performed before the chiefs. Unlike many tribes in Uganda […]
  • photo news - 4Mexico: The Tarahumara – The Pillars Of The World
    Dance and healing are strongly linked to the culture of the Tarahumara, an ethnic group living in the state of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The Sierra Tarahumara, in the north of Mexico, is a […]
  • photo news - 32021-2030: The ‘Decade of Ocean Science’
    The United Nations has designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the “Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development” to boost international coordination and cooperation in research […]
  • photo news - 2Uganda: A School Of Agribusiness For Young Entrepreneurs, With The Contribution Of The Church
    An agribusiness project, with a professional training school dedicated to the agriculture and breeding sectors. This is the initiative desired by Alito, in the diocese of Lira, in northern […]
  • photo news - 1Brazil: Aparecida – 300 Years On The Side Of The People
    The celebrations of the 300th anniversary of the rediscovery of the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida ended recently. “Mary shows by her silence that the Gospel is proclaimed from the peripheries, […]
  • photo news - 5 (008)Herbs & People: Biden Pilosa – A Valuable Herbal Medicine
    Bidens pilosa is a member of the Asteraceae – formerly called Compositae – family. It is a highly valuable medicinal plant across the globe and has been used since ancient times […]
  • group of happy african student sitting outside college buildingConnecting With Millennials
    Millennials are technology and electronic natives who increasingly spend their time online, comfortably dealing with social networks. It is the generation that has received much attention and […]
  • photo news - 3 (009)Uganda: Bidibidi Refugee Camp – A Place Refugees Will Not Consider Home
    Not many people have ever heard about Bidi-Bidi Refugee Camp. However, it has now become the second largest refugee camp in the world. This was a huge, empty, arid patch of land near the small […]
  • photo news - 2 (00B)Guatemala: The Feast Of Saint Thomas In Chichicastenango
    Chichicastenango is a beautiful village at the bottom of a mountain, amidst the Sierra Madre at 2,070 meters above sea level. It is located 140km northwest of Guatemala city. The patron feast of […]
  • photo news - 1jpg (002)World Day Of Peace 2018: Migrants & Refugees – Men And Women In Search Of Peace
    The Message for the World Day of Peace is a reminder that the efforts for intelligent solidarity are the sole antidote, and that “the realism required of international politics” must “avoid […]
  • photo news - 5 (008)South Sudan: The Nuer – The Traditional Marriage
    The Nuer are a tribe of South Sudan numbering about two million people. It comprises four sections – Nuer-Bentiu, Nuer-Fangak, Nuer-Ikany and Nuer-Lou. We look at the traditional marriage […]
  • photo news - 4 (00A)Harpagophytum Procumbens: An Anti-Inflammatory Desert Plant
    It belongs to the Pedaliaceae plant family and is commonly referred to as devil’s claw, grapple plant, or wood spider. It is a rare, highly valuable plant which is only found widely spread in the […]
  • photo news - 3Colombia: An Explosive Situation
    An imploding economy, marked by product shortages and hyperinflation, has driven almost half-a-million Venezuelans to live in Colombia. The influx is putting a massive strain on health and social […]
  • photo news - 2 (00A)Mozambique: Formation In The Shadow Of The Port
    The Nacala Women’s Polytechnic School, which is run by the Comboni Missionary Sisters, was established about twenty years ago and it has become a reference point in the country. Its goal is to […]
  • photo news - 1 (006)Uganda: How To Celebrate Christmas In The Refugee Camp
    “I often tell them in the Refugees Settlement that Jesus was a Refugee. For at least 12 years of his life, he lived in a strange land deprived of everything, just as many refugees are […]
  • photo news - 5 jpg (002)Bolivia: Textiles That Tell Stories
    The people of Jalq’a and Tarabuco narrate their legends through their clothes – which speak of their origins, their cosmovision and their Andean identity. There is no other country in […]
  • plantAcacia Senegal: An Anti-Inflammatory Medicinal Plant
    It is a multi-purpose tree that has been used for more than 4,000 years as food, human and veterinary medicine, and in art and crafts. The plant is highly valued for its potent effect in […]
  • comboniMongolia: A Twenty-Five Year Old Church: The Challenges Of Mission
    The Catholic Church in Mongolia recently turned twenty-five. It was only in 1992 that the first Catholic community was set up in its capital-city Ulaanbaatar, shortly after the Mongolian […]
  • monicaMozambique: “My Heart Was Always Full…”
    “Marvels happened as time moved on, and each day had a special touch that made me enjoy being there, where nothing else mattered…”. A Testimony of a Comboni Lay Missionary. It was a dream […]
  • photo news - 1 (009)Central African Republic: A Comboni Missionary, Jesús Ruiz Molina Is Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bangassou
    The celebration took place in the capital of Bangui, on the 12th November, because his own place in Bangassou, in the south eastern of the country only be reached by helicopter. In fact, the […]
  • photo news - 5 (008)Philippines: Bringing Healthcare To The Mountain
    Sr. Eva Maamo and her team of doctors at the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission Inc. (FOLPMI) go to the mountains to serve indigenous communities. “All we need is to inspire and encourage […]
  • photo news - 4 jpg (002)African Young People As Peace-Builders
    Violent conflicts are prevalent in African countries with large youth populations such as Mali, Central African Republic and Somalia. In some instances, young people contribute to the violence in […]
  • photo news - 3Syria: Hope In Flower
    At ‘Gospel House’ for the care of the elderly, Sister Valentina Sakker, 85, looks after her patients. During the conflict, the house was on the front line. Sister Valentina stayed with her […]
  • photo news - 2 (009)Central African Republic: Surrounded By Violence – The Arduous Pursuit of Peace
    Two years ago, Pope Francis visited the country. The papal visit has had a before and an after. The situation improved particularly in the capital, Bangui. The sad thing is that the rest of the […]
  • photo news - 1 (002)Myanmar, Rohingya: People Without Country
    Pope Francis will be visiting Myanmar from 27th November to the 30th November, and Bangladesh from the 30th November to the 2nd December. His visit will certainly focus global attention on the […]
  • photo news - 5 (005)Belize: Garifuna – The Rich African Tradition
    Each year, on the 19th November, the Garifuna community in Belize celebrates its rich African tradition, struggling to keep their culture alive. Belize is on the north-eastern coast of Central […]
  • photo news - 4 (009)Centella Asiatica: A “Fountain of Life” Herb
    It is one of the unique medicinal plants that has been in use since prehistoric times. It continues to draw worldwide attention for it roles in the treatment of mild and chronic diseases. It is a […]
  • photo news - 3 (007)Benin: The Fon Marriage
    The Fon people are the largest ethnic group of Benin, and make up 39% of an estimated population of 10 million inhabitants. This ethnicity is mainly settled in the area around Abomey, capital of […]
  • photo news - 2 (008)Mary’s Meals: Food And Education Are The Key To Building The Future
    A meal a day at school. This is the challenge of “Mary’s Meals”, a Scottish NGO active in international solidarity. Sometimes it takes but a little, to give hope to many children. This is the […]
  • photo news - 1 (008)Egypt: Sharing Devotion
    Places sacred to both Christians and Moslems, where the faithful tend to join together and pray. Moslem devotion to Our Lady. Christians who visit the holy tombs of Moslems to beg their […]
  • photo news - 5 (007)Dinka Traditional Religion
    The Dinka are one of the largest ethnic groups South Sudan. The essential features of Dinka religion fall under three headings, which may be regarded as its three principal dimensions – […]
  • photo news - 4 (009)Plants & Herbs: Momordica Foetida – A Very Versatile Plant
    It belongs to plant family Cucurbitaceae. It is one of the most highly valued medicinal plants, widely distributed in tropical Africa. It is a perennial herb, trailing or climbing with simple or […]
  • photo news - 3 (007)Democratic Republic Congo: Stones Turn Into Bread
    In Kinshasa, a stone quarry provides work for dozens of people but the work is extremely hard – particularly for the women and children. The site is guarded by soldiers and impossible to […]
  • housevfBenin: The Monastery of Notre-Dame de L’Ecoute – The Value Of Time
    A contemplative community inserted into the social texture of the village, through prayer and work, gives testimony of the presence of the Kingdom of God. At last, we reached Natitingou, in the […]
  • vfvfvfvfvfvfvfvfvfvfvfvDemocratic Republic Congo: A Whole Life Spent For Life Itself
    She has helped deliver 34,000 babies. Close friendship with a Moslem Imam, she has lived in the country for more than half a century. She has been a witness to much suffering, but also […]
  • photo news - 5 (006)Kenya & Borana: Restore Peace
    Among the Borana, an ethnic group that lives in northern Kenya, there are three funeral celebrations: the day of the burial, two weeks after the death and one year later. The role of the eldest […]
  • photo news - 4 (008)South Sudan: Dinka Culture
    em>Though known for centuries as the Dinka, they actually call themselves Moinjaang, ‘People of the People’. The Dinka are around 3.2 million people, constituting about 25% of the […]
  • vfvfvfvMexico: The Dance Of The Devils
    The Dance of the Devils is performed on the occasion of Mexico’s most traditional festivities known as the ‘Day of the Dead’. The ‘Day of the Dead’ festivities are […]
  • veronaaaaazzzzzzzzLatin America: The Feast For The Dead
    “The daily experience of the peoples of Mesoamerica is that life exists because there is death. Corn, sown in the fields, dies like all the other seeds, to give birth to a new generation of […]
  • photo news - 1 (007)Kenya: From The Street To New Life
    Napenda Kuishi Rehabilitation is a rehabilitation programme for Nairobi street children, which is run by Comboni Missionaries. It is based in the shanty towns of Korogocho, Dandora, and Huruma in […]
  • photo news - 5 (005)Catharanthus Roseus: An Anti-Cancer Plant
    It is one of the well-known medicinal plants that has its origin from the continent of Africa. The plant is commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle or basically Vinca Rosea. It is a tender, […]
  • photo news - 4 (008)Mexico: The Harvest Ceremony
    Corn is inextricably tied to the quotidian lives of the peasants and indigenous people of Mexico. As the basic grain, it shapes daily meals, and it’s growing cycle influences the timing of ritual […]
  • veronafUganda: Marriage As A Clan Affair Among The Buganda
    Marriage is one of the most important aspects in the life of Buganda. The role of the in-laws. If the time changed, some characteristics steps are to always remain. Buganda kingdom is the largest […]
  • photo news - 2 (006)Senegal: Living The Encounter
    Father Jacques Seck continues his lifelong vocation – promoting understanding between Christians and Moslems. As for the extremists, he says “Let no one try to divide us”. Despite his 83 […]
  • vfffffffffffffffSudan: Expecting Nothing
    In Nyala, in South Darfur in the south-west of Sudan, mission is just a presence and silent witness; a mission without much visibility or spectacle, in quietness; a mission where one cannot […]
  • veronaaaaaaaaaAfrican Music: The Sounds Of Soul
    African music is strictly linked to the cultural, economic, social, and magical-religious aspects of society in the continent, and one must listen to it carefully to capture the wide range of […]
  • photo news - 4 (006)Kenya: The Borana People – The Naming Ceremony
    Gubissa, the naming ceremony for THE eldest son, is an important moment of the social life of the Borana people, an ethnic group living in northern Kenya. The celebration is held between sixth […]
  • verLatin America: The Ancestral Wisdom Of Sumak Kawsay
    The millennial experience of indigenous peoples can help to give concrete answers to the current crisis in the world. In Andean communities, the concept of Sumak Kawsay, ‘good […]
  • veronaArabic World: The Choices In Life
    A Comboni Missionary, who has been living in the Arabic world for almost 25 years, talks about his origin and how he feels working among Christians and Muslims. “My missionary experience changed […]
  • POPEWorld Mission Day: Mission At The Heart Of The Christian Faith
    This year’s World Mission Day was be celebrated on Sunday the 22nd October 22, under the theme “Mission at the heart of the Christian faith”. In his message, Pope Francis asked ‘What is the […]