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Vocation Story: In My Heart There Is Only Gratitude

“For nine years, I stressed self-reliance in all its aspects. I visited local communities, spending time with the sick and families, supervising the various groups, especially of young people, training lay ministers, and administering the sacraments.” Father Missay Soku Jérôme, a Comboni Missionary from Democratic Republic of the Congo talks about his experience in a …

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The American Continent: Curative multifunctional masks

The masks of the Americas, despite the differences in styles of the ethnic groups in the various regions, all embody the curative powers manifested during the rituals held for this purpose. The peoples of America have multifunctional curative masks which do not pertain to just a single pathology. Let us take, for example, the woven …

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Witnesses: Kiwanuka Benedict, “Ready to risk my life”

The Ugandan politician Benedict Kagima Mugumba Kiwanuka was one of the early leaders in the independence movement in the country. He was murdered by Idi Amin. His courageous contribution makes him a pioneer of the democracy and human rights in Uganda. Kiwanuka was born at Kisawaba, in the South of Uganda on 8 May 1922. …

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Nine challenges facing young people in Syria

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people in Syria today. Damaged schools School buildings across Syria have not been shielded from the conflict. Many classrooms have been severely damaged and, in some cases, only rubble remains. …

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