Absolution during the penitential act of the liturgy does not have the value of the Sacrament of Penance, but it gives us the sense of God's unconditional forgiveness. In the face of this divine mercy, we acknowledge our weakness. "Finoana-aina", a program on the liturgy concerning the penitential act (Kyrie) and the 'Gloria' with Fr. Robert Maria Randriamanamahenina.

In a letter, Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary in the month of May, the month of Mary. He also wrote two prayers to Mary to implore her in the pandemic. Here is the full text in English.

Pope Francis invites young people to rise from spiritual, cultural and social death in his message for World Youth Day 2020, entitled "Young man, I say to you, arise!" (Lk 7:14).

In the 19th century, the society of Jesus played an important role in the progress of evangelism in Madagascar. The most memorable names of the French Jesuit missionaries were Frs. Dalmond, Jouen, Cazet, Finaz. In spite of the difficulties encountered by the conflicts between the British and the French, the competition between Catholicism and Protestantism which was the religion of the State at the time, the number of Catholic Christians did not stop growing thanks to the efforts of Jesuit and Lasallian missionaries who were illuminated by the Holy Spirit. Program on the history of the Catholic Church in Madagascar, with Fr. Abdon Rafidison, Rector of the Theologate, Faliarivo-Antananarivo.

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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