Khat is widely used in Madagascar, as a chewable drug. There are many types of drugs, to name but a few: cocaine, cannabis, extasi, heroin, rôrô... Khat is a plant containing "cathinone", which acts as a stimulant for the body, making users feel excited or alert, giving them strength and energy, and not making them sleepy... Catechesis on drug use, with P. Avellin Ravelonanosy.

There are some advantages to taking drugs, but they are minimal and limited. After all, medicines contain drugs, but the way they are taken is balanced. Controlled and balanced drugs are used to treat and heal the sick, for example anesthesia... Catechesis on drug use, with P. Avellin Ravelonanosy.

Drug use has an impact on the productive and economic sectors. It entails considerable expenditure. Drug use leads to total dependence: the person may want to stop taking the drug, but can't because he or she is already addicted... Catechesis on drug use, with P. Avellin Ravelonanosy.

Drug use leads to crime and murder because the person is no longer able to think about what he or she should do. He disobeys society's laws, and his neighbors become his victims. Life becomes meaningless or worthless for drug addicts when they become addicted... Catechesis on drug use, with P. Avellin Ravelonanosy.

Diocese of Miarinarivo

Pope Francis has accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Miarinarivo, presented by H.E. Mgr Jean Claude Randrianarisoa. At the same time, the Supreme Pontiff has appointed H.E. Mgr Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, as Apostolic Admnistrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Diocese.

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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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Zatti, our brother

The short film "Zatti, our brother" (Argentina, 2020) focuses on one of the most difficult episodes of his life. We are in Viedma, in 1941: at the age of 60, Zatti is forced to leave the hospital he has attended for decades. His faith and strength are tested.

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