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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Last Monday, 2 May 2016, the SMA Formation House in Nairobi celebrated the admission to Permanent membership in the Society of African Missions of Armand Mayumbu Maku (from the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Anicet M Agoli-Agbo (Benin Republic) and Luc Tougouma (Ivory Coast). Other SMA students renewed their temporary oaths of membership for a further year.…
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Fr John Kilcoyne, from Co Mayo, leads an international team of SMA priests working in one of the poorest parts of Tanzania. The two rural parishes they care for lacks the basic necessities we, in Ireland, take for granted: clean water, electricity, basic health care. This Thursday, the SMA Wilton parish are hosting a Golf…
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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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