This article first appeared in Comboni Missions magazine winter 2018/19 Blessings in Disguise Mission Hardships Are Transformed with the Right Vision By: Kathleen M. Carroll Father Gregor Schmidt knows the rigors of mission as well as anyone. In Fangak County, South Sudan, it’s not unusual for him to wade through waist-deep waters for
For more than a year now you have helped us share the gift of safe, clean water with refugees living in Uganda. Over the summer we had the privilege of extending that gift to our missionaries living in difficult situations in South Sudan. Fr. Gregor Schmidt spent the summer with us in
When most Americans think of Africa, they don’t realize just how large it is. For example, Uganda is similar in size to the state of Colorado. Meanwhile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, which neighbors Uganda to the West, is about the same size as one quarter of all of the United States!
By: Fr. Daniele Moschetti, Comboni Missionary Introduction After independence from Britain on January 1, 1956, the southern Sudan region mostly black remained united with the North of the Sudan which is Arab and Muslim. The religious presence was mixed with two large majorities, Animist and Christian and a minority 7-8% of Muslims
Originally Published in Mondo e Missioni Magazine (October 2017). This article was translated from Italian to English by Father Daniele Moschetti ; edited by AFJN staff Lauren Rogers and Jacques Bahati. Permission to reproduce, translate and distribute was granted by the Author. Thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban, a Comboni Missionary, will receive the Freedom of Worship Award, one of the Four Freedoms Awards presented every other year in Middelburg, the Netherlands. Han Polman, Chairman of the Roosevelt Foundation, announced February 6 that Bishop Taban will receive the award for his extraordinary efforts toward bringing peace
From: Bro. Paolo Rizzetto, a medical doctor working in Mapuordit, South Sudan “Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.” - Pope Francis Dear friends, greetings and a
Sr. Lorena Ortiz, Comboni Missionary Sister is living in the refugee camps near Moyo, Uganda. Here is part of her story: We left South Sudan, Kajo Keji, where we were having a beautiful mission. The situation of instability and insecurity forced the population to flee from their homes and villages. We never
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Fr. Salvatore Pacifico, an Italian Comboni Missionary in South Sudan, will turn 81 in November. He was born in St. Bartolomeo in Galdo and was ordained to the priesthood 55 years ago. Since 1969, his life has been spent in Sudan and South Sudan. Today he tells us