Comboni Missionaries

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A view of the separation wall between Israel and the Palestinian Territories from behind a window in the Comboni Sisters' house in East Jerusalem.

These religious sisters are a ‘bridge’ between Israel and the Palestinian territories

Feb 17, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

“By placing ourselves in the middle, we listen to the injustice faced by the Palestinians and also to the fears... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 20, 2023.

Pope Francis lauds Catholic saint who fought to end slavery in Africa

Sep 20, 2023

By Courtney Mares

St. Daniele Comboni witnessed “the horror of slavery” as a missionary in the mid-19th century in what is now Sudan. Read more

Sister María del Carmen, a Mexican Combonian missionary who served in Sudan.

Mexican religious sister tells how Christians live in Sudan, a Muslim-majority country

Mar 14, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Sister María del Carmen Galicia stressed that “peaceful coexistence” is possible between the followers of Islam and Christianity. Read more

Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, special envoy of the King of Bahrain, meets Pope Francis.

Why Pope Francis wants to visit this Islamic monarchy

Sep 21, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Three intertwined stories set the stage for a possible papal trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain in November this year. Read more

Sister Maria De Coppi, who was killed by Islamist terrorists at a mission in Chipene, Mozambique, Sept. 6, 2022.

Italian missionary nun killed in Mozambique

Sister Maria De Coppi, a Comboni missionary sister, was murdered by Islamist terrorists on Tuesday in Mozambique, where she had... Read more

Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds, England, at his episcopal ordination, Nov. 13, 2014.

Catholic bishop offers apology ‘from the heart’ as abuse survivors await recognition from order

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Marcus Stock met with members of the Comboni Survivors’ Group. Read more

Fr. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-Elect of Rumbek, recovering at a hospital in Nairobi April 27 after having been shot in his rectory in Rumbek the previous day. Credit: ACI Africa.

'I'm well, improving, I'll be with you': Bishop-elect to S Sudan's Rumbek diocese

Apr 28, 2021

The Bishop-Elect of Rumbek, who is in a Nairobi hospital recovering from gunshot injuries, sought on Tuesday to reassure his... Read more

Sister Alicia Vacas Moro. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

Religious sister who treated Covid patients honored as 'Woman of Courage'

Mar 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A religious sister and registered nurse who served those sick with COVID-19 in Italy has been honored by the U.S.... Read more

Fr. Christian Carlassare, MCCI, who was appointed Bishop of Rumbek March 8, 2021. Photo courtesy Fr. Carlassare.

Bishop appointed for S Sudan's Rumbek diocese after nearly 10 years' vacancy

Mar 8, 2021

Father Christian Carlassare, who was appointed Bishop of Rumbek on Monday, nearly 10 years since the death of the diocese’s... Read more

Bishop Edward Kussala of Tombura-Yambio lays the ceremonial cornerstone at the new facilities of St. Theresa Hospital in Nzara, South Sudan, April 7, 2018.

In South Sudan, Catholic hospital to receive new surgical, maternity units

May 2, 2018

By Perry West

The Catholic Medical Mission Board is adding a new surgical unit and a blood bank to a hospital in South... Read more

St. Daniele Comboni, founder of the Comboni Missionaries.

Missionaries reflect on anniversary of expulsion from South Sudan

Mar 9, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Fifty years after their expulsion from South Sudan, missionaries reflected on the challenges and unexpected blessings borne out of the... Read more