sabato 18 marzo 2017

Algeria
British soldier turned priest who risked life to keep Catholic church alive in Algeria to become a bishop
The Tablet
(Christopher Lamb) A British soldier turned priest who risked his life to rebuild the Church’s presence in Algeria following a spate of attacks against Christians has been appointed by Pope Francis as a bishop in the overwhelmingly Muslim country. Fr John MacWilliam, a 68-year-old “White Father” missionary - technically a Missionary of Africa - was on Thursday named the next leader of the diocese of Laghouat-Ghardaïa, a recognition of the courageous peace building work he has carried out in the region. (...)