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Quarterly meeting in South Africa

Didier Michon, George Okwii,  Chrispin Edgar Vungwa, Jean-Pierre Le Scour, Raymond McQuarrie,  Mathieu Van Vlierden, René Garand, Philippe Docq, Didier Lemaire. In front: Michel Meunier, Samuel Affoumane, Martin Somda

Didier Michon, George Okwii, Chrispin Edgar Vungwa, Jean-Pierre Le Scour, Raymond McQuarrie, Mathieu Van Vlierden, René Garand, Philippe Docq, Didier Lemaire. In front: Michel Meunier, Samuel Affoumane, Martin Somda

Here are some pictures taken at our last quarterly meeting. Here it is the mass to close the antislavery campaign. Recollection, input, business meeting, fraternal gathering: all that to reinforce our missionary commitment.

Pictures sent by Didier Lemaire, M.Afr

Some news about Phelim Malumo

Ste Anne church in Jerusalem

Ste Anne church in Jerusalem

Phelim got problems at the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi. He was there on Monday and could get his visa only on Friday. Moreover, he was told that his flight was delayed from Friday night to Saturday, arrival in Jerusalem on Sunday morning at about 5 hours. Consequently, he will remain with about an hour and a half before moving into the bus going for the Galilee tour which is an essential part of the session.

Let us hope that Phelim will find ways to relax in the plane before arriving in Jerusalem. What a story! In a message, Don Anderson is wishing him to have a safe flight and good humour in the last hurdles.

So is our bidding for him. For Phelim, all the session participants and the staff, have a wonderful experience in Galilee.

Funeral of the parents of Father Phelim Malumo in Mongu, Zambia

Poem on Antislavery

Good Shepherd Parish Youth Corner

Good Shepherd Parish Youth Corner

It is a well-known fact that we are living in a doldrums where the tantrums of a new African hope are heard, therefore, the mighty citizens of Kabwata Good Shepherd Parish Youth Corner, present a poem in the spirit and foot of Cardinal Charles Lavigerie entitled The Fight against Modern slavery.


The Jurisprudence behind the Right to Education

Elvis_Ng'sndweBy Elvis C.C Ng’andwe

Prior to the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the drafting committee discussed in detailed the jurisprudence behind every Article of the Convention on the Rights of the Child hereinafter referred to as C.R.C.

The jurisprudence behind the right to education was found to have had a longer history than the C.R.C and a good amount of the jurisprudence behind the right to education can be traced from so many scholars. READ MORE

MSOLA France – Website

MSOLA France – Website

MSOLA France 

Mafrwestafrica – Lettre du 9 octobre 2013

Mafrwestafrica 02Dans la rubrique « Dialogue interreligieux » :
« Le Missionnaire chasseur de trésors », un article de notre confrère Didier Sawadogo, qui veut faire prendre conscience que la mission est d’abord une ouverture à la culture dans laquelle on est appelé à s’investir pour y annoncer l’Évangile. (lire la suite)
« Le G.R.I.C . ». Groupe de Dialogue Islamo chrétien, un article de notre confrère André Ferré qui se trouve en Tunisie, article tiré du Bulletin « Relais PB Maghreb octobre 2013 » – cet article est le dernier de la rubrique « Maghreb, diverses nouvelles » sur la page du site, à gauche en bas… (lire la suite)
Dans la rubrique « Actualités »  :
« La semaine missionnaire mondiale 2013 » : un rappel de la signification de cette semaine, et des différentes ressources ecclésiales invitant tous les chrétiens à vivre la mission (lire la suite)
« Merci des trois nouveaux prêtres M.Afr de la PAO », la lettre de remerciement de Charles Nikiema, Boris Yabre et David Gnadouwa, ordonnés cette année et qui viennent de partir pour leur pays de mission ; (lire la suite)
«  Les confrères décédés depuis le 1er janvier 2013 »
– une mise à jour de la liste des anciens de la PAO décédés en 2013. (lire la suite)
«  Les Missionnaires travaillant présentement à la PAO, et ceux qui en sont originaires », une mise à jour du mois d’octobre 2013 (lire la suite)
Dans la rubrique « Maisons de formation » :
« Joies et peines à Abidjan » deux textes nous parlant de la tristesse due à l’accident d’un candidat ivoirien en route pour Ouagadougou, et de la joie des retrouvailles au sein de notre maison de formation de quatrième étape. (lire la suite)
Dans la rubrique « Justice et paix » :
« Bilal, sur la route des clandestins », Les mésaventures des immigrants subsahariens ne font plus la une des journaux. Et pourtant, les drames continuent et ils sont quotidiens (lire la suite)

Chinsapo Rainbow Home Based Care Centre in Pictures, Lilongwe, Malawi

ChinsapoJulio Feliu Ortega
Pictures sent from Malawi by Julio Feliu, M.Afr.
Many thanks to him and the wonderful work of dedication of the people of Chinsapo.

Words of thanks of Jules Roy for his 50th Jubilee celebration

Jubilée Jules Roy at Kasamba

“What can I give back to the Lord for all his goodness? I shall move to the altar to invoke the name of the Lord.”

This is how I began my first mass I celebrated 50 years ago. I would like to do the same today at this Mass of thanksgiving. Only Him knows all those who have loved me, helped me and encouraged me without myself giving back much to them. My debts of love have simply accumulated over the years. Only the Lord can give them back what they deserved.

May the Lord bless you all dear parents, friends and benefactors. Jules Roy, M.Afr

Death of Richard Ujwigowa’s grandfather

Dear Confreres,Richard Ujwigowa Bikerong'a_2

I have just received a phone call from my father back home in the Congo announcing the sudden death of my grandfather, whose name is Lucien Upar. He has died at the age of 80. For many years, he had a problem of high pressure, but still could all kinds of works without any problem. Now he has gone. Please remember my grandfather in your prayers.

Richard Ujwigowa, M.Afr

Ukarimu in the Archdiocese of Mwanza, Tanzania

Bernard Chowa 02By Bernard Chowa, M.Afr
“Wiki ya Ukarimu” (Week of Charity) takes place towards the end of every year in the Archdiocese of Mwanza. This year this event took place from 11 to 18 August 2013. Each day of the week, different groups such as the Lay, the children, the youth (Viwawa), the catholic women (Wawata), the consecrated, and many more other groups get the opportunity to have a seminar and a talk with the Archbishop. Each day ends with the Holy Mass presided by the Archbishop and many priests. The event takes place on the hill at the “Kawekamo Marian Shrines” once visited by then the Holy Father Pope John Paul II.
This week ends on Sunday and nearly all the priests of the Archdiocese attend. On this day, Mass starts at 10.00 hrs attended by members of all lay groups and many other Christians. After the Mass all return first for entertainment. At this time dances and plays are performed especially by the Sukuma Cultural Group from Bujora. (The Cultural Center has gone on well since it was founded by the White Fathers). After that, somebody gives a seminar to all the attendants. Then follows the most important event where by each parish is called to bring in money intended for the Archdiocese, for the building of the Cathedral, for the Catholic Radio and TV stations, a certain amount that every baptized has to give to the archdiocese among many more other “michango” (contributions). The lay may also give gifts like bags of cement and bags of rice from the previous harvest. At this occasion, other amounts are mentioned for each Parish in its capacity to be contributed for the next year/s to come.
Later the Archbishop (this time His Grace Jude Thadaeus Ruw’aichi, OFMA) addresses the whole congregation to explain important issues, during which he also invites questions. 
Ukarimu in the Archdiocese of Mwanza, TanzaniaUkarimu in the Archdiocese of Mwanza, Tanzania - part 2

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