The month of June is the time to mark Independence Day for the Malagasy. It's a time like this when everyone should be aware of the reason for celebrating this holiday. The hoisting of the national flag is a symbol of national sovereignty. The histories of Madagascar are almost written by seasoned writers such as Grandidier, Flacourt and Jacques Tronchon, so there are many facts that have been deliberately concealed, which is why there is doubt. The return of independence should be very warm, and that's why the national flag should be hoisted, along with the ways of celebrating it (lanterns, parties, meals...).

Breastfeeding is part of childcare and a mother's duty. As soon as we know a woman is pregnant, she must be ready to breastfeed her baby. Breast milk helps the baby to grow, as the internal organs are still fragile, and is both food and a vaccine for the baby. Breastfeeding helps the mother restore her body and all its organs. Breastfeeding should be exclusive for 6 months.

People's lives go on indefinitely; after finishing school, they continue in work or other fields, especially marriage. Love is: diversity, complementarity, understanding, joy, anguish, long life. People who love each other emphasize their differences and complement each other, and agree to help each other throughout life. The different stages of life are enough to prepare a person emotionally to endure grief and injury.

Efforts will be made to help young women become mothers and mothers of families. Given the difficulties facing mothers today, it is worrying that girls are faced with becoming mothers later in life. If a young woman chooses to become a mother, she needs to know what's going on around reproduction and sexuality. Mothers are those who give birth and educate physically; the mother of the family is the one who educates the mind and heart, the soul, the whole human being.

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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