DR CONGO — Eight indigenous Pygmies, members of the Batwa community, have been convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms for attempting to regain access to their traditional lands. Centuries before other African ethnic groups arrived, the Pygmies were living peacefully in the forests that reach from the Congo-Nile ridge mountains to the
The Cross is part and parcel of every Christian vocation. For each Christian, the sharing in the Cross of Christ takes on a different form. For some, the identification with Christ’s sufferings reaches the point of giving their lives as in the case of those Comboni Missionaries who wished to remain faithful
Every Christmas comes with its Advent, an event-surprise: that year it had a name, Stanislaw, an old catechist. Fr. Jean Paul Pezzi, Maboma, Congo November 25th 2005 It is ten o'clock at night. Maboma, Congo is shrouded in darkness and silence. The only road within two kilometers ends in the parish courtyard.
Catholic Task Force for Africa (CTFA) – Washington DC Religious at the United Nations (RUN) – New York March 27, 2018Your Eminence, Your Excellencies, Message of Solidarity and Prayers We are members of the Catholic Task Force for Africa (CTFA), a group of Catholic organizations in the Washington, DC Metro Area of the United