The situation in which we live today is still in the context of the Second Vatican Council, so we must be open and open to others, and we must reflect deeply on our real lives. As a Pastoral Council, it asks us to look back and receive the various Traditions, but we must not be satisfied with the things that are written only. There, the efforts of scholars from all over the world, after the Second Vatican Council, have brought a great change in scientific research and the way of studying history.

Women have their own importance and role if examined closely and according to the Scriptures. The Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses is the starting point, so we can say that the words "woman = W" and "man = H" are balanced and not separated, almost often, (Genesis 42 W / 79 times H, Exodus 20 W / 24 H, Leviticus 28 W / 29 H, Numbers 27 W / 84 H, Deuteronomy 20 W / 31 H). If we look at the whole Bible, the word "woman/women" is used 715 times, and "man, man/men" 1050 times. If we compare the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT): 172 times OT / 251 times NT and 543 times OT / 799 times NT.

The most important council was the Council of Trent (Trento) because it was convened by Pope Paul III on 22 May 1542, and continued by the two popes who succeeded him, Julius III and Pius IV (1545-1563). ), so after that we received the Roman Missal issued by Pope Pius V, which is still in use today. He issued the Bull Quo primum tempore on 14 July 1570 for all churches in the Latin style. There are many clear ideas and teachings published by the Council of Trent, namely: Defence of the Holy Scriptures (called Volgata).

Since the Council of Vienna, France (1311-1312), Pope Clement V, abolished the so-called "Order" of the Knights Templar, a type of monks and warriors, defending the Holy Land and opposing the enemies of the faith (this was approved by the pope on 29 March 1139). This Council also condemned the error of the Beguards regarding their teaching on spiritual perfection. It was clearly stated that the soul of man is one of the things that are constituted and completely united to it (this was done in opposition to John Olivi's Peter).

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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