Pope Francis’ message for the 50th World Day of Social Communications was released at a press conference in the Vatican on Friday, dated 24 January 2016. The message, entitled ‘Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter’ is focused on the responsibility of all communicators to promote caring and healthy relationships in our fragmented and polarized world. At…
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Despite the undoubted threat which Boko Haram poses to Nigeria there are also other conflicts ongoing in Africa’s largest nation [1 in every 5 Africans is a Nigerian]. Since the beginning of this year Boko Haram have been directly responsible for the killing on 208 people whilst Fulani and other herdsmen have killed at least…
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Lusaka (Agenzia Fides) – Zambia has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. More than 4 out of 10 women, aged between 20 and 24, get married when they are only 16. A destiny “already decided” for many young girls, which deprives them of the opportunity to choose freely. To cope…
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Our Mission

The Society of African Missions is a missionary society of priests and brothers dedicated to the proclamation of the Good News in Africa and to peoples of African origin.

Announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ takes many forms: direct preaching to people on the street, in church and other places where people gather. But with the dawn of the digital age the SMA has harnessed modern media methods to address religious and social issues from a Catholic perspective. Fr Tom Casey, from Emly, Co Tipperary, has spent many years in the ‘media world’ of Radio and TV, producing many programmes on social and other issues affecting African people, particularly in Zambia.

This 4 minute video is part 1 of the story of Chipulukusu Community School, founded by the SMA.


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