Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: VATICAN – Archbishop Rugambwa: “The release of Father Maccalli, seed of peace and sign of hope for the mission of the Church”
Vatican City – “The release of Father Pierluigi Maccalli, missionary of the Society for African Missions is a special sign of hope for all of us, for Africa and for the Universal Church, in the month traditionally dedicated to missions and in view of the forthcoming celebration of World Mission Sunday. It is the sign and living testimony that the grace of Christ works and gives new hope in times of violence, conflict and pandemic. The release shows us that the grace of Christ is stronger than any difficulty and we must always trust in him”: comments Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, Tanzanian Archbishop, Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, in an interview with Fides on the release of the Italian missionary kidnapped in Niger on September 17, 2018.