Calculus: small stones or crystals get stuck in the pipe that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder (ureter). Our body sometimes lacks water when the weather is so hot, which makes it easier for crystals to form. Malnutrition is one of the main causes of kidney stones. Symptoms: sudden and intense pain in the back, bloody urine and a burning sensation when urinating .

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Words of welcome

Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, President of the Bishops' Conference of Madagascar, sent a letter of welcome to Bishop Tomasz Grysa, newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar. He assures him of fraternal cooperation.

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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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“I believed, I promised, I recovered!”

Artemides Zatti: Gospel of vocation and a Church that cares — “The mosaic of our saints and blesseds, though rich enough in the categories represented – Founder, Co-founder, Rector Majors, missionaries, martyrs, priests and young people, still lacked the figure of a coadjutor brother. Now, even this gap is being filled.”1

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