Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/NIGERIA – The mission of the Somascan fathers: Gospel and charity
Usen – “The spirit that has led us here in Nigeria can be summed up in two words: Gospel and charity. We are dedicated to accompanying children who live on the streets of some important cities and to fight the poverty that afflicts many children”. This is what Italian missionary Father Riccardo Germanetto, Italian missionary of the Congregation of Regular Clerics of Somasca, reports in an interview with Agenzia Fides, speaking of the missionary commitment in the African country and the challenges the religious have to face daily. “Our action – he continues – is also aimed at addressing the problem of prostitution and trafficking of girls to Europe for this sad trade”.