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Among the Least of the Cardboard City

Among the Least of the Cardboard City By Fr. Mario Ghezzi, PIME Fr. Damiano Tina, a PIME Missionary at Ecatepec, works in one of the shanty towns on the outskirts of Mexico City: “I’m here to stay with those who live on the edges of society. Often I meet the Lord, who is already working […]

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The Lost Eden of Fr. Stefano

The Lost Eden of Fr. Stefano Lakewood is as picturesque as any other paradise; unfortunately the area is highly contested by interests, and plagued by violence. By Gerolamo Fazzini For twelve years Fr. Stefano Mosca, PIME, has been working in Lakewood, a natural paradise in the southern part of the Philippines. A beautiful area that […]

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Amapá: 70 Years of PIME in the Amazons

Amapá: 70 Years of PIME in the Amazons Fr. Bouba Enock confers with a young man after Mass. Fr. Bouba and Fr. Giancarlo Vecchiato travelgreat distances to share the Word with 100 communities along the banks of the Amazon. By  Ana Claudia Machado In 1948, Bishop Pirovano and Fr. Cerqua arrived in Macapá, where the missionaries […]

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A Worker’s Mission

Fr. Gian Paolo Gualzetti poses for a photo in front of a Mother Teresa mural in Dhaka, Bangladesh. By Anna PozziIn the industrial area on the outskirts of Dhaka, Fr. Gian Paolo Gualzetti carries out a very special apostolate: support for young workers who are often forced to work jobs that are exhausting, unsafe, and […]

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Silence in the Heart of Bangkok

It’s hard to picture a cloistered religious group thriving in a bustling cityscape like Bangkok, but it is for this exact solitude and witness that people are choosing this unique vocation. By Stefano Vecchia In the commercial and financial heart of the Thai capital an ancient presence of Carmelite nuns remains in a bustling cityscape.  […]

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Brother Ocean

Brother Ocean The Pacific Ocean viewed from Woodlark Island in Papua New Guinea, the station of the PIME Missionaries’first martyr, Blessed John Mazzucconi. By Fr. Giorgio Licini, PIME In Poland, the UN returns to discussing a report about climate by the Caritas of the Pacific states. An ecological question coincides with the recognition of the […]

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The Saints Next Door

The Saints Next Door By Fr. Piero Masolo, PIME In Algeria for the past four years, a PIME Missionary re-reads the figures of the 19 Algerian martyrs to be beatified: “I often feel that they are accompanying me.” “Our Church is experiencing an intense joy, we are given the grace of being able to remember […]

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Mission in the Heart of the City

Mission in the Heart of the City Fr. Giovanni Demaria, PIME, poses for a picture with those whom he works alongside at Our Lady of Fatima in Bissau. By Emanuela Citterio In the parish of Fatima, in the Bissau Center, there is the need for faith and also daily needs. The testimony of Fr. Giovanni […]

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A Mission in the Megalopolis of Tokyo

A Mission in the Megalopolis of Tokyo Fr. Andrea Lembo, PIME, works with young people to help those spiritually lost in the sprawling mega-city of Tokyo, Japan. By Emanuela Citterio Facing the challenge presented by the boys and girls of the Japanese capital means meeting them in their physical and existential places. This is the story […]

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The Heart of Cameroon

The Heart of Cameroon The sun sets on the beautiful, yet wildly differing, landscape of Cameroon.This isolated corner of the world is home to one of the best cardiac centers in all of Africa. By Anna Pozzi A center of cardio surgical excellence in the Cameroon forest; here, adults and children with heart conditions have […]