Madagascar celebrated 8 March, International Women's Rights Day. Many activities were carried out during this celebration. The HIRIKA programme invited a responsible woman who is involved in the development of the rural world. None other than Mrs. Tantely Rahoeliarivahy Rajobson...

Mrs. Tantely Rahoeliarivahy Rajobson, President of the "Federation of Managers and Entrepreneurs of Madagascar" (FEDEM); she is a chartered accountant, auditor, graduated in this field in Paris-France, she is also a teacher and trainer.

The lady worked for many years abroad but realised that she felt a duty to help the country's farmers, so she returned to Madagascar. Ms Tantely Rahoeliarivahy Rajobson and her colleagues founded FEDEM in 2021 to realise this vision.

FEDEM works in three regions of the island supporting farmers' production, namely Anjozorobe -Analamanga, Bongolava and Vakinankaratra. FEDEM's mission is to train farmers to manage production. FEDEM also trains farmers to master agricultural techniques


Diocese of Miarinarivo

Pope Francis has accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Miarinarivo, presented by H.E. Mgr Jean Claude Randrianarisoa. At the same time, the Supreme Pontiff has appointed H.E. Mgr Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, as Apostolic Admnistrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Diocese.

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Love and Salvation

Christmas is a great joy, because it is the love of God that has come to us, proclaims Fr. Bizimana Innocent, Provincial Superior of the Salesians Don Bosco of Madagascar and Mauritius, presenting his Christmas greetings. Salvation is accomplished, so life is not in danger of disappearing. It is this love and this salvation that we wish to fill our life so that we have peace.

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Zatti, our brother

The short film "Zatti, our brother" (Argentina, 2020) focuses on one of the most difficult episodes of his life. We are in Viedma, in 1941: at the age of 60, Zatti is forced to leave the hospital he has attended for decades. His faith and strength are tested.

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