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Our history is significantly marked with the crown of martyrdom of our 25 martyrs – priests, brothers and sisters – who shed their blood at the service of the Gospel and the people in dangerous spots.

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In This Issue


Saint Daniel Comboni and we today

Founder of the Institute of the Comboni Missionaries, Comboni is a missionary saint who can inspire our path of life in so many ways. Universal salvation, communion and service are the three pillars…

Our ancient and deep vocation

Former Superior General and missionary in the Philippines, Fr. David Glenday, shares some thoughts on the significance of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Comboni Institute. For him,…

Witnessing among a little flock

Considered a mission territory for its tiny catholic presence – only one-and-half percent of the population – Taiwan has been home to the Comboni Missionaries since 1997. An international community of…

Rehabilitating rather than killing

The government should shift more into eliminating the drugs itself and concentrate more towards healing and rehabilitation rather than killing. In fact, eliminating the drug lords, drug pushers,…

Taking local designs to world stage

A Filipino designer’s work took center stage at the London Fashion Week. This was no easy feat.  Even with a decade of experience, Happy Andrada still got nervous. “It’s one of my biggest shows ever…

Communicating hope and trust

The message of Pope Francis for the 51st World Communications Day that will be celebrated on May 28, 2017, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, bears a pastoral direction that is substantially…

The suffering South Sudan

The United Nations has formally declared that a state of famine exists in this East African nation, with 100,000 people immediately facing starvation. Pope Francis has appealed for the hard-hit people…

The “cowboy” priest

The vast expanses of the Argentine pampas (plains) saw Fr. José Gabriel (1840-1914) indefatigably ride his mule to visit his scattered parishioners. He started for them schools, hospitals, roads, post…

Put God at the center of your life

Putting God at the center of our lives implies to dedicate moments for reflection and meditation daily. In addition, to pursue an ethical way of life by which we weigh up the pros and cons of our…

A graced history

Our history is significantly marked with the crown of martyrdom of our 25 martyrs – priests, brothers and sisters – who shed their blood at the service of the Gospel and the people in dangerous spots.


World Touch


EAST TIMOR: Catholics committed to ecumenism and education

“There is great hope for the future of evangelization in East Timor but it is always necessary to strengthen the faith of our community,” said Salesian Bishop Virgilio do Carmo da Silva, Diocese of…

JAPAN: Aging population and low birth rate

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations issued a written statement challenging the now abolished Eugenic Protection Act, which allowed abortions and sterilizations for people with disabilities and…

PHILIPPINES: ‘Unchristian values’ to blame for decline in marriages

A leading Catholic bishop in the Philippines blamed what he dubbed as an “invasion of unChristian values” for the decline of the number of people getting married in church. Retired Archbishop Oscar…

UNITED STATES: Tension among migrants increases

“If one wants to understand the impact of the raid that U.S. border guards have carried out in more than 60 communities across the country since the beginning of February alone, let us listen to the…

POPE: Francis wants to go to South Sudan

Pope Francis has said he wishes to travel this year to war-ravaged South Sudan, together with the Archbishop of Canterbury (in photo with Pope Francis).


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