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The Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic religious and missionary Order founded by Bishop Daniel Comboni in Verona, Italy in 1867, specifically to serve the missionary endeavour of the Catholic Church.

South Sudan: The Nuer – The Traditional Marriage | Comboni Missionaries
South Sudan: The Nuer – The Traditional Marriage | Comboni Missionaries

The Nuer are a tribe of South Sudan numbering about two million people. It comprises four sections – Nuer-Bentiu, Nuer-Fangak, Nuer-Ikany and Nuer-Lou. We look at the traditional marriage among the Nuer-Gawar that belongs to…

Harpagophytum Procumbens: An Anti-Inflammatory Desert Plant | Comboni Missionaries
Harpagophytum Procumbens: An Anti-Inflammatory Desert Plant | Comboni Missionaries

It belongs to the Pedaliaceae plant family and is commonly referred to as devil’s claw, grapple plant, or wood spider. It is a rare, highly valuable plant which is only found widely spread in the…

Colombia: An Explosive Situation | Comboni Missionaries
Colombia: An Explosive Situation | Comboni Missionaries

An imploding economy, marked by product shortages and hyperinflation, has driven almost half-a-million Venezuelans to live in Colombia. The influx is putting a massive strain on health and social services in Colombia, a middle-income country…

Mozambique: Formation In The Shadow Of The Port | Comboni Missionaries
Mozambique: Formation In The Shadow Of The Port | Comboni Missionaries

The Nacala Women’s Polytechnic School, which is run by the Comboni Missionary Sisters, was established about twenty years ago and it has become a reference point in the country. Its goal is to provide Mozambican…

Uganda: How To Celebrate Christmas In The Refugee Camp | Comboni Missionaries
Uganda: How To Celebrate Christmas In The Refugee Camp | Comboni Missionaries

“I often tell them in the Refugees Settlement that Jesus was a Refugee. For at least 12 years of his life, he lived in a strange land deprived of everything, just as many refugees are…

Bolivia: Textiles That Tell Stories | Comboni Missionaries
Bolivia: Textiles That Tell Stories | Comboni Missionaries

The people of Jalq’a and Tarabuco narrate their legends through their clothes – which speak of their origins, their cosmovision and their Andean identity. There is no other country in South America that offers such…

Acacia Senegal: An Anti-Inflammatory Medicinal Plant | Comboni Missionaries
Acacia Senegal: An Anti-Inflammatory Medicinal Plant | Comboni Missionaries

It is a multi-purpose tree that has been used for more than 4,000 years as food, human and veterinary medicine, and in art and crafts. The plant is highly valued for its potent effect in…

Mongolia: A Twenty-Five Year Old Church: The Challenges Of Mission | Comboni Missionaries
Mongolia: A Twenty-Five Year Old Church: The Challenges Of Mission | Comboni Missionaries

The Catholic Church in Mongolia recently turned twenty-five. It was only in 1992 that the first Catholic community was set up in its capital-city Ulaanbaatar, shortly after the Mongolian government established diplomatic relations with the…

Mozambique: “My Heart Was Always Full…” | Comboni Missionaries
Mozambique: “My Heart Was Always Full…” | Comboni Missionaries

“Marvels happened as time moved on, and each day had a special touch that made me enjoy being there, where nothing else mattered…”. A Testimony of a Comboni Lay Missionary. It was a dream that…

Central African Republic: A Comboni Missionary, Jesús Ruiz Molina is appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bangassou | Comboni Missionaries
Central African Republic: A Comboni Missionary, Jesús Ruiz Molina is appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bangassou | Comboni Missionaries

The celebration took place in the capital of Bangui, on the 12th November, because his own place in Bangassou, in the south eastern of the country only be reached by helicopter. In fact, the political…