Petit Echo nr. 1083 – 2017/07

The Petit Echo of July 2017 is available for downloading.

“Existential peripheries and a changing Africa.” This is the theme of this seventh issue of the Petit Echo 2017. It is a theme that is very much in vogue today, especially in the discourses that quote Pope Francis abundantly.
However this reality has been experienced, for a long time now, by generations of missionaries who have left everything to go out and join those to whom the Lord has sent them. Not only did they proclaim the Good News of salvation, but they also shared the social life and the daily worries of the people among whom they lived. They have always paid particular attention to those who were the most disadvantaged. They made themselves “all things to all people” in order to serve. We can affirm that these missionaries “really smelled of their sheep.” Today, missionaries, men and women alike, make a conscious choice to escape from behind the “smoke screen” which the modern world, offering its own attractions, can imprison them. They go out to the “margins of society,” which is often quite close, to offer generously the love of Christ to all. (Freddy Kyombo)

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