AFRICA: THE EXPERIENCE OF A MISSIONARY IN DJIBOUTI, "SMALL OASES IN THE MIDST OF ISLAM"

"Africa teaches us and reminds us of a cleansed, essential, completely selfless Christianity": this is how father Renato Zilio, a Scalabrini missionary in the Republic of Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, describes the experience of his small Christian community in the midst of Islam. The diocese of Djibouti, led by the bishop mgr. Giorgio Bertin, apostolic administrator of Mogadishu, lives "surrounded by the great Muslim world through love and teaching – tells father Zilion to SIR -. In the Catholic schools, for instance, the head is Christian, while everything else is Muslims: the students, the teachers, the curricula. A testimony about serving this society". Even the three young nuns from Kerala, explains the missionary, "serve Muslim men, women, children in the hospital, in teaching or in giving concrete help to the nomads and destitute villages in the inland. A poor, painful, austere life, even for them, here in Africa". (continued)” “

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