♦ From November to April, it is the cyclone season. The cyclone is an area of bad weather with heavy rains and strong winds with a speed of 63 km per hour, 300 km to 1500 km wide and 8 km to 10 km high ... ♦ Wheat belongs to the family of "grasses". Wheat is cultivated and produced for food, and it is compatible with hot and rainy regions ...

♦ The NGO MICET or Institute of Madagascar for the Conservation of Tropical Ecosystems operates and protects the environment. MICET was founded in 1997 and has worked in many fields: education, health, rural development ... ♦ Ginger is a food plant and can be transformed into medicine. The harvest schedule is six months. Ginger has a scientific name: Zingember officinale ...

♦ The "Milano rika" Federation is a group of 15 artisanal fishing associations, which includes 700 fishermen in the southern part of Madagascar. Members and grassroots communities are ready to protect nature and its resources ... ♦ The guinea fowl: bird species native to Africa, there are five species in the world but only one species is found in Madagascar. Guinea fowls are classified in a family of so-called "fascianids" ...

♦ FIKITAMA or "FIkambana KIadin'ny TAntsha MAngoro" is an association which protects the environment and fights against oppression towards the peasants. This association was created in 2015 ... ♦ Dolphin: a mammal, of which there are two species namely those which live in fresh water and those which live at sea. Platanistidae have 3-4 species, but Delphinidae have 30. in the world ... ♦ Delta: find a solution to the problem of water shortage due to the effects of climate change in the municipality of Bemanonga, district of Morondava ...

Words of welcome

Bishop Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, President of the Bishops' Conference of Madagascar, sent a letter of welcome to Bishop Tomasz Grysa, newly appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Madagascar. He assures him of fraternal cooperation.

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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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“I believed, I promised, I recovered!”

Artemides Zatti: Gospel of vocation and a Church that cares — “The mosaic of our saints and blesseds, though rich enough in the categories represented – Founder, Co-founder, Rector Majors, missionaries, martyrs, priests and young people, still lacked the figure of a coadjutor brother. Now, even this gap is being filled.”1

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