AFRICA / MOZAMBIQUE – Scalabrinian: Missionary Day brings us back to our communities around the world and to the new mission of Cabo Delgado
Pemba (Agenzia Fides) – 125 years have passed since the founding of the Congregation of the Missionary Scalabrinian Sisters. The Scalabrinian Year will begin on November 9, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the beatification of Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, exemplary witness of Christian life, missionary and father of migrants. (see Fides, 12/10/2021).
“For us, this missionary month has a deep value and brings us back to our communities around the world and to our new mission: that of the diocese of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. Here, we have decided to invest a lot of our resources to come to the aid of all these migrants who find themselves victims of violence, ”Sister Marines Biasibetti, one of the missionaries there, told Fides Agency.
“Supported by the Scalabrinian charism and motivated by the example of our founder Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, and of the co-founders Venerable Father Giuseppe Marchetti and Blessed Mother Assunta, we have accepted the invitation of the Church and the call of migrants to open this new missionary It is a sign of gratitude for us and it is very significant that this mission is carried out within the framework of the activities of the Jubilee which celebrates the 125th anniversary of the foundation of our congregation “.
“The needs in Cabo Delgado are many. We live in absolute poverty, with basic needs to be met: food, water, health. One of our groups is in Chiure, 155 km from the regional capital, Pemba. The parish of Santa Isabella is our home. It is a very poor neighborhood, with many needs. We want to carry out self-reliance activities to help migrants. They ask us to meet basic needs and return to their homelands. ”The Missionary Day of the Scalabrinian Sisters has the flavor of this land overlooking the Indian Ocean, where thousands of people are fleeing to Tanzania. also, as in many other parts of the planet, the world cannot turn its back. (GV / SL) (Agenzia Fides, 23/10/2021)