The powerful tropical cyclone Batsirai hit Madagascar on Saturday February 5, 2022 in the evening with gusts at 146 mph, causing significant and widespread damage.
‘City of friendship’ unites poor of Madagascar, Argentina
by Inés San Martín, Crux | Mar 21, 2022 | News
According to Argentine missionary Father Pedro Opeka, “it will be very difficult to rebuild” after the country was hit by four cyclones with winds of 130 miles per hour.
Batsirai Cyclone in Madagascar
by .famvin | Feb 12, 2022 | Disasters and Responses, International Association of Charities - Ladies of Charity, News
Once again, Madagascar has been hit by a natural disaster that has received little media coverage. This time, the...
10 years of the Tsiry project: review and outlook
by Vincentian Family Office | Jul 17, 2021 | International Association of Charities - Ladies of Charity, News
From AIC International When the “Tsiry” (“seeds” in Malagasy) literacy project started in autumn 2010 with the training of teachers, nobody had any idea how long-term, successful, and sustainable the programme would be. Since 2011, 5509 adults and 2180 children,...
Catholic missionary priest nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
by .famvin | Feb 20, 2021 | News
The Prime Minister of Slovenia, has announced that he nominated Opeka for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his dedication to “helping people living in appalling living conditions.”
The documentary “Opeka” Wins the Golden Palm at the Beverly Hills Film Festival
by Javier F. Chento | Jun 20, 2020 | News
Yesterday, Saturday, June 20, the winners of the prestigious Beverly Hills Film Festival were announced. The documentary "Opeka," about the life and work of Pedro Opeka, a missionary of the Congregation of the Mission in Madagascar, has won the Golden Palm. The...
Film Documentary on Pedro Opeka, CM
by .famvin | May 23, 2020 | Congregation of the Mission, News
A very skilled film-maker has submitted a documentary on Pedro Opeka’s work in Madagascar.
The Mission of Jangany and the Promotion of the Poor … a Model of Systemic Change
by Erminio Antonello, CM | May 2, 2020 | News, Systemic change
One example of a systemic change project comes from Madagascar, in the village of Jangany, where Fr. Tonino Cogoni, C.M. has been ministering for over twenty years.
The Beautiful Prayer of Pope Francis for the Workers of Akamasoa
by Andrés Felipe Rojas Saavedra, CM | Sep 17, 2019 | News
The Pope met the workers of Akamasoa, the “City of Friendship,” and prayed for them all.
Pedro Opeka, Madagascar’s Garbage Missionary
by Mateo González Alonso | Aug 31, 2019 | News
Candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Argentine Vincentian has involved the Malagasy in the transformation of a landfill into a city with 4,000 houses.
Apostolic Journey of his Holiness Pope Francis to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius
by .famvin | Aug 17, 2019 | Church, News, Pope
Pope Francis is less than a month away from starting his trip to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, in Africa.
Akamasoa (Madagascar): a Place for Learning How to Bring St. Vincent’s Words to Life
by Anja Bohnsack | Aug 11, 2019 | News
From May 1-7, 2018, Mark McGreevy and I, Anja Bohnsack, went to visit Madagascar to meet and learn from Fr. Pedro Opeka. Over the past three decades he has created Akamasoa-- a project aimed at supporting people living in slums by providing them with the tools,...