Ranavalona I had persecuted Christians, so it was difficult for missionaries to found the Church in Antananarivo. In 1861, Prince Rakoto (Radama II) had proclaimed religious freedom after the queen's death. Fr. Cazet, Apostolic Vicar of Antananarivo, had faced many challenges.

It is even the Good News of Jesus that the Marian apparition at La Salette announced. If we are converted with all our hearts, God freely forgives us and answers our prayers, as well as we receive divine life.

Every man experiences evil, around him and in himself. This experience is felt in the relationship between man and woman. In his mercy, God has not forsaken sinful man. After the fall, marriage helps to overcome withdrawal into oneself, selfishness, the quest for one's own pleasure, and to open up to others, to mutual help, to giving of oneself.

Sunday July 25 will be celebrated the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, by the initiative of Pope Francis. The Church of the whole world is in union with them by saying this prayer:

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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