Jesus and the Qur’an

By Fr. Giorgio Bernardelli Father Salvatore Carzedda, killed in Mindanao in 1992, had thoroughly studied the Muslim texts about Jesus looking for shared principles between Christianity and Islam. He is a martyr of the day-to-day dialogue between Christians and Muslims. Interfaith dialogue in the region was facilitated by the Silsilah Institute, the movement in which […]

Priests in the Crosshairs – PIME in Mexico

By Ferdinand KomenanOver the past four years, according to data released by the Mexican Catholic Church, 15 priests were murdered. And from 2005 to 2016, of the nearly 140 “pastoral agents” (priests, religious, laity) killed in the world, nearly half were killed in Latin America. With the assassination of Fr. Joaquín Hernandez Sifuentes, that took […]

Hospitals Under Attack in War Zones

Multiple hospitals affected by different factions in different war zones worldwide share a ghastly commonality in recent days: they have been deliberately attacked. What was once a commonly accepted area of détente has become yet another killing field. Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and South Sudan: from the Middle East to Africa multiple hospitals, health professionals, and […]

Guinea Bissau: A Work in Progress

By Fr. Giorgio LiciniA journey to discover the initiatives of the PIME missionaries and the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate in this small African country, carried out with the help of supporters and sponsorships. The plane from Casablanca landed in Bissau, one of the poorest cities in Africa and the capital of Guinea Bissau, in […]

Courage for Dialogue in Mindanao

By Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra Twenty-five years after the killing of Father Salvatore Carzedda in Zamboanga, the importance of continuing to promote encounters between Christians and Muslims is important to build an alternative to violence On May 20, 1992, Fr. Salvatore Carzedda, PIME missionary in Zamboanga City, was killed during a seminar held by the Silsilah […]