Death of the father of our confrere Jacek Rakowski in Poland.

Jacek RakowskiOnce again this month I am a bearer of sad news. Today, I have received a message from our confrere Jacek Rakowski that his father Aleksander Rakowski has passed away at the age of 77 at his family home. Mr Aleksander died after a long struggle with cancer. As Mr Rakowski’s health was deteriorating, Jacek went back to Poland last week. We wish him our condolences and we pray for Mr Rokowski and the entire family.

With fraternal greetings, Father Paweł Mazurek, Delegate M.Afr in Poland

Together in the eradication of modern slavery – Day of recollection

Recollection-25-05-2015-bThe Missionaries of Africa in Lusaka, Sisters, Brothers and Priests, gathered for a day recollection on Monday the 25th May 2015 under the theme: together in the eradication of modern slavery. Prayers, sharing from the Word of God of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30-33) and the inspiring presentation of todays’ slavery in the world given by Jacek Rakowski, gave us the opportunity to remind ourselves that modern slavery is widespread all over the world. This form of abuse is incompatible with our dignity as children of God. The root causes are many; poverty, lack of education, corruption, conflicts, violence and criminality. The global scale of slavery is calling for a global answer whereby governments, business people, international organisations and so on have a crucial role to play in the fight against modern slavery. As Christians, we fight also for our common fraternity.
Traffickhing sheet logoThe recollection took place at Retreat and Renewal Centre of Assisi House situated on the compound of St. Bonaventure University College in Lusaka. This College offers Diploma in Psycho-Spirituality and Religious Studies under the care of the Franciscan Spiritual Family.

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