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EARTH WEEK 2017: Mercy2Earth Weekend 22-23 April 2017

EARTH WEEK 2017 “When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history.” – Pope Francis This week is Earth Week and Saturday, 22 April 2017 is Earth Day. Following is a letter sent by the SMA Thumbprint Campaign for Climate Justice to the many schools...

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African Youth account for 65% of the continent’s entire population

“Our youth accounts for 65% of the continent’s entire population. Unfortunately the majority are unemployed and exposed to trafficking of people and drugs, to violence and forced migration.” The Vatican news agency, Agenzia Fides (11 April 2017) reported on a meeting in late March attended by the Archbishop of Jos, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, Chairman of the...

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Egyptian Christians bury their martyrs as they await visit of Pope Francis

“Ordinary Muslims are kind and try to help however they can. They’re often the first on the scene, rescuing the injured and taking them to hospitals.” The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox liturgy dictated that those murdered by the Palm Sunday suicide bombings should be buried that same day as there are no funerals during Holy Week. The...

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Rt Rev Msgr Michael B McPartland SMA

The Society of African Missions is mourning the death, on the evening of 6th April 2017, of the emeritus Prefect Apostolic of the Falkland Islands, the Right Reverend Monsignor Michael Bernard McPartland, SMA. Born in Middlesbrough, England, on 29 September 1939, the young Michael McPartland had a varied life, leaving school at 15 years of...

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WILL YOU HELP US PROMOTE CLIMATE JUSTICE?

VOLUNTEERS INVITED TO JOIN US FOR TRAINING IN CLAREGALWAY SUNDAY 9th APRIL 2017  Following Pope Francis’ seminal environmental encyclical letter, ‘Laudato Si’, the Society of African Missions (SMA) is working to establish a national project entitled: ‘Thumbprint Campaign for Climate Justice’. We are seeking Volunteers to highlight the effects of climate change and the need for climate justice for the world’s...

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