Comboni Missionaries Ireland

National Board Child Safeguarding Review 2016

Statement from the Provincial Superior of the Comboni Missionaries in the United Kingdom and Ireland “The Comboni Missionaries welcome the report by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) and thank the Board for its work in reviewing Child Safeguarding Practice in our Religious Order in Ireland. “The Review recognises …

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South Sudan: The Consequences of Two Years of War

The conflict in South Sudan, rooted in political in-fighting and motivated by the twin vices of greed and self-interest, began on 15 December 2013. It spread rapidly across the country and soon evolved into a brutal civil war with millions of people displaced, tens of thousands killed, entire villages torched, public and private properties looted …

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China: The Comboni Missionaries’ Fen Xiang Initiative

Fifteen years ago, the Comboni Missionaries set up an initiative called Fen Xiang in China, which was borne out of the desire to collaborate with the local Church. Two characters form the term Fen Xiang: Fen, which means to divide or to share, and Xiang, the character for joy and good experience. Joined together, the two …

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Holy Land: The Comboni Missionaries Celebrate 50 Years of Presence in Bethany

The Comboni Missionary Sisters recently celebrated fifty years of presence in Bethany, in the Palestinian territory. The town is separated from nearby Jerusalem by the Israeli West Bank barrier. On Saturday, March 5th, a multitude of people celebrated the anniversary via a film screening on the history and spirituality of the community founded by Bishop …

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Central African Republic: “We are continuously under LRA attack, but nobody talks about it”

Monsignor Juan José Aguirre Muños is Bishop of Bangassou, in the south-east of the Central African Republic. He has recently denounced the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group of Ugandan origin which has wreaked havoc on the area for years. In recent weeks, the LRA has intensified its attacks against civilians, causing the Comboni …

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