Pope Francis urged young people to follow the path of Mary, on the occasion of World Youth Day celebrated on the feast of Christ the King. The message, which is entitled "Mary arose and went in haste" (Lk 1:39), is an invitation to young people to bring Jesus to others, "taking care of others, building fraternal communities with others, realizing dreams of peace". Presentation of the message of the Holy Father to young people by Fr. Jean Luc Ratovonjanahary

We pray for the souls of the deceased in purgatory that God will grant them his mercy. In order to obtain the holiness necessary to access paradise, Christians die, but imperfectly purified, experience after their death this period of trial which totally frees them from evil. Deepening of faith in purgatory with P. Rakotondramanana Soloniaina Jean Émilien.

Three main themes animated the laity during the celebration of the Lay Days of Madagascar from 23 to 25 September 2022. During the catechesis, Bishop Jean de Dieu Raoelison exhorted the laity that they play an important role in being witnesses of the Truth in society. Here is the catechesis on these three themes by Mgr Jean de Dieu Raoelison, Bishop of Ambatondrazaka, President of the Episcopal Commission for the Lay Apostolate.

The Christian meaning of death is revealed in the light of the Paschal Mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ, in whom our only hope lies. The Christian who dies in Christ Jesus leaves this body to dwell with the Lord. Fr Randriamanamahenina Robert Marie answers our questions about the liturgy of the Christian funeral

New impetus

The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Diocese of Ambatondrazaka in 2021 has brought spiritual renewal to Christians. Their current three main challenges are to improve the system to be in tune with the structure of the whole Church, to encourage Christians to pray and live the sacraments, and to urge them to be responsible in the life of the Church. Speech by Fr. Sata Jean Noël Andrianasolo

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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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