Comboni missionaries: Europe is the new mission land
Catholic World News - February 21, 2012
In 1857, St. Daniel Comboni, an Italian priest, founded a missionary institute to preach the Gospel in Africa.
Just over a century and a half later, the Comboni Missionaries are also turning their attention to the evangelization of Europe. “On other continents we are facing a scandalous poverty, linked to phenomena such as hunger, various kinds of social and economic injustice, diseases that reap a heavy toll of victims, shortages of educational opportunities for the young generations and so forth,” said Father Alberto Pelucchi, the institute’s vicar general.
“In Europe there are other forms of poverty that are perhaps even more serious: poverty of values, poverty of the sense of life, an incapacity for sharing, the quest for power and pleasure, and the insatiable possession of material goods.”
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