To summarize the various major councils, here are the things that were considered and decided. Those of Jerusalem (49/50) studied in depth how to follow the Law of the Jews. It was therefore decided that people from other countries who repented, were baptized and became Christians did not need to be "circumcised" in order to follow the Jewish law. In Nicaea I (325) it was defined about the Incarnate Word, and it said that Jesus is really the Son of God, one way with the Father (Homousis), and the true God, this was done to oppose the Arianism.

The one of Constantinople-I (381) took action regarding the Macedonians, so it was clearly stated that the Holy Spirit is God, like the Son and the Father (according to the Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople). Nestorianism and Pelasianism took action as early as the Council of Ephesus (431). It was clearly stated that Christ is both God and Man, one person: the unity of His being is the principle of existence, which is not the result of chance, so it is external, but not considered only internal. Thus, the famous Pelasian Celestius and his followers were condemned. Eutychism, which completely confuses the Divinity and Humanity of Jesus, and Monophysism, such are the measures taken at Chalcedon (451). Both the divine and human natures are completely in Christ (and valid only for Him): they do not mix, change or alternate. [Monophysitism is a false teaching that Christ's divinity has swallowed up his humanity, so anyone who follows this false teaching (heresy) is condemned.]

New impetus

The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Diocese of Ambatondrazaka in 2021 has brought spiritual renewal to Christians. Their current three main challenges are to improve the system to be in tune with the structure of the whole Church, to encourage Christians to pray and live the sacraments, and to urge them to be responsible in the life of the Church. Speech by Fr. Sata Jean Noël Andrianasolo

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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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