30 December - Saint Roger was born in Cannes around the year 1060. He lived in the ravages of war due to the opposition of the Norman barons against the authority of Robert Guiscard.

29 December - Thomas Becket is born in 1117 to a wealthy family in London. With the support of his family, he was able to continue his studies in Paris. He worked with Thibaut, Archbishop of Canterbury, who sent him to Rome from 1151 to 1153 and to the schools of Bologna and Auxerre where he trained as a lawyer.

December 28th - As early as the second century, the Church admitted the date of December 28th to commemorate the innocent children killed by Herod out of rage, because the birth of a child who would take the throne and reign was announced to him.

27 December - John is the son of Zebedee, as mentioned in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. He worked as a fisherman on Lake Tiberias, a former disciple of John the Baptist and later a disciple of Jesus, his beloved Master.

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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